Myanmar’s military junta accuses ethnic group of killing 25 workers

Myanmar’s junta-controlled media accused Monday die Karen National Defense Organization, an ethnic armed group, allegedly killed 25 construction workers in the east of the country after kidnapping a group of 47 people last month.

Since the military took power on February 1 and the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was dismissed, conflicts have raged in several places in flared up again in the border areas of Myanmar.

The fighting in eastern Myanmar has continued since the coup and clashes, die Forcing thousands of people out of their homes intensified.

Myanmar’s military junta accuses ethnic group of killing 25 workers

Displaced persons in the Karen region due to the ongoing fighting

The Karen National Defense Organization has been fighting for more autonomy for the Karen people since 1947 and is an ethnic armed group, die takes a firm stand against the military coup.

It is noteworthy that die “Association to Aid Political Prisoners” said that die Ruling Military Council forces have killed more than 860 people across the country since the coup, while the Military Council says that die Number is much lower.

since die Army overthrew the civil leader die anti-military and pro-democracy movement to take up its activism die Defense of ethnic minority rights expanded.

Warned on Friday die United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said Myanmar is “from a fragile democracy in a human rights disaster ”, and referred in particular to die Escalation of violence in the states of Kayah, Chin and Kachin.

An armed ethnic group of the "Karen" minority attacked an army post near the border with Thailand in April last year (archive)

An armed ethnic group of the “Karen” minority attacked an army post near the border with Thailand in April last year (archive)

And on Sunday night, Myanmar state television condemned Bachelet’s remarks, saying, die international organization must be “not biased”.

The Foreign Ministry, led by Myanmar’s junta, rejected Bachelet’s testimony and stopped die Accuracy and impartiality of the report in Question.

“The report did not mention or condemn acts of sabotage or terrorism by illegal organizations and terrorist groups, nor the suffering of the security forces and die Deaths in their ranks, “she said.

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