YANGON – As the violence in Myanmar escalates, 828 people have been confirmed slain since the military takeover on February 1, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).
“As of 26 May, 828 individuals have already been confirmed slain by this junta coup,” AAPP claimed, adding that 4,330 individuals are being detained.
“A woman was shot dead in the head yesterday night in Taw Seint Village in Salin Township, Magway Region, when the hamlet administrator ordered the military to come to the village and open fire in reaction to a “No to Military Slavery Education” sticker campaign at a local school,” according to AAPP.
Earlier, Myanmar’s military leadership said that public schools would reopen on June 1, but many instructors and pupils who opposed the coup may refuse to return.
According to Kyodo News, a number of educators have joined the so-called civil disobedience movement to skip work in order to protest the junta.
However, when the junta announced the restart on April 30, it urged them to return to work and prepare for the reopening of the schools.
The country’s public schools have been shuttered for more than a year after the deposed administration, led by jailed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, opted not to open them in June last year due to an increase in coronavirus infections, according to Kyodo News.
Myanmar’s military ousted the civilian government on February 1 and imposed a year-long rule of emergency. The coup sparked widespread protests and was greeted with lethal bloodshed. (Source: ANI)