Human Rights Situation weekly update (May 8 to 14, 2023)

A civilian died and civilian houses were burnt by the Military junta troops launched an airstrike and dropped bombs in Mon State, Chin State, and Sagaing Region from May 8th to 14th.Military junta troops committed a massacre by burning 18 civilians from Nyaung Pentha village in Bago Region. Over 30 civilians were arrested as human shields in Yebyu Township, Tanintharyi Region and most of them are women. 3 children died by the Military’s heavy and light attack within a week.

Junta soldiers destroyed the road that connects Monywa and Chaung-U in Sagaing Region and streets from Kawkareik in Kayin State. Military and SNA troops were forced to recruit 1 person in every 10 houses in Banmauk, Sagaing Region.Military junta ordered the destruction of civilians’ houses from Ayeyarwady Region and Naypyidaw including monasteries.