Announcement (15/2021)

26th December 2021

1. According to the data published by Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) on 25th December 2021 confirmed that a total of 1,375 people had been killed by the terrorist military council during the revolution against the military dictatorship. A total of 8,254 innocent people under detention, out of them 39 have been sentenced to death including 2 children under the age of 18 years. There are 1,964 evading arrest warrants issued by the military council. The numbers are verified by AAPP but the actual numbers are likely to be much higher.

2. On the morning of 24th December 2021, more than 38 people, including women and children, who were evading areas of conflict were arrested, brutally shot and their bodies burned in their cars by the terrorist military council in Hpruso Township, Kayah Township. It is also noted that two members of staff from Save the Children in Myanmar organisation are also missing after returning from humanitarian work in nearby village tract and are presumed to have been involved in the same incident as the car they were travelling in has also been found burnt and destroyed.

3. In addition to this, the terrorist military council, with animoisty, enmity and hostility towards the general public, had been torturing, murdering and maiming them, robbing and burning their properties, bombing and bombarding their homes and environs that has not only resulted in innumerable deaths and displacing thousands not only in Lay Kay Kaw township in Karen State but all over the country. These atrocities are directed at certain indigenous groups and are crimes against humanity and infringements of human rights.

4. The Ministry of Health, National Unity Government convey their heartfelt condolences to the families of all the fallen heroes of the anti-military dictatorship revolution who were murdered by the terrorist military council. We strongly condemn the vicious, atrocious activities conducted by the terrorist military council and vow that we will endeavour to do our utmost to attain federal democracy and end the military dictatorship once and for all.