At Least 35 Civilians Burned Alive by Myanmar Army on Christmas Eve

The aftermath of the killings in Kayah State, Myanmar, on Friday, according to an ethnic militia whose spokesman took this photograph. Credit…Karenni Nationalities Defense Force, via Associated Press
Myanmar’s ruling military burned alive at least 35 internally displaced people, including elders, women and children, in a village in eastern Kayah State on Christmas Eve, according to human rights groups. The Karenni Human Rights Group said it discovered the victims’ bodies on Saturday, the day after the massacre near the Mo So village of Hpruso town. “We were so shocked at seeing that all the dead bodies were different sizes, including children, women and old people,” a commander from the Karenni National Defense Force, one of the largest of several civilian militias opposing the junta that led to a Feb. 1 coup, told Reuters. Click here to read more. SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar