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The Burmese military government is constantly mobilizing troops in preparation for armed suppression. Among them, the Burmese Army’s “33rd Light Infantry Division”, which committed many war crimes due to involvement in “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya, is appearing in Zhou. Six is ​​the front line of the massacre of civilians in Mandalay. The picture shows a soldier wearing the 33 Light Infantry Division logo (right).Photo/AFP

【2021. 2. 22 Myanmar

Burma’s “butcher troops” took to the streets to suppress?Intimidate democratic demonstrations with troops that slaughtered Rohingya

“The army that destroyed the village of Yinding is shooting and killing civilians in Mandalay to demonstrate?” The anti-coup struggle of the Burmese Resistance Army Government to seize power is about to launch a new wave of demonstrations on the 22nd, the “general strike”, but since the 20th, Myanmar After the military fired live ammunition at the demonstrators in the central large city of Mandalay, killing at least two civilians, the grief and anger among the people reached a boiling point. However, the Burmese military is guilty of homicide and threatened “the protesters on the street are tempting young people to die.”United NationsThe Myanmar Human Rights Rapporteur stated that the Myanmar military government is constantly mobilizing troops to prepare for armed suppression. Among them, many war crimes have been committed for involvement in “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya, and for serving as a slaughter arrow, adultery and massacre. The village and the infamous “33rd Light Infantry Division” of the Burmese Army is turning its guns inward to suppress it and appearing on the front line of the massacre of civilians in Mandalay on Saturday.

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Since the Supreme Commander of the Myanmar military-General Min Aung Hlaing-launched a military coup to seize power on February 1, until the early morning of February 22, including Myanmar’s actual leader Aung San Suu Kyi At least 593 people are known to have been arrested and missing by the coup junta. At the same time, although the scale of the “non-cooperative movement” in the anti-coup d’etat protests is increasing, the military government’s suppression has also become more violent. In addition to rubber bullets, the “live ammunition shooting” by the military and police forces against the demonstrators and night armed searches have become extremely frequent.

The “live ammunition” by the Burmese military and police on peaceful demonstrators has caused five deaths. One of them was a female student who died last week in the capital Naypyidaw after 10 days of serious injuries. The other four were killed. It was a civilian protester who died tragically on the street in Mandalay on the 20th when the military police fired wildly.

The picture shows Myanmar people seeing off the 20-year-old female demonstrator Mya Thwe Thw who was shot and killed on February 21...
The picture shows the 20-year-old female demonstrator Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing who was shot and killed in Myanmar on February 21.Photo/AFP

The picture shows demonstrators lighting candles to protest the coup in Yangon on February 21.Photo/AFP
The picture shows demonstrators lighting candles to protest the coup in Yangon on February 21.Photo/AFP

“Human blood is everywhere on the street… When they fired and suppressed, everyone on the street raised their hands and yelled to the military and police not to shoot the ambulance-but they continued to shoot without responding, I There is no other way but to escape and escape.”

The survivors of the Mandalay crackdown described the tragedy of the incident to the Guardian with lingering fears: during the crackdown, the armed forces that killed the red eye shot indiscriminately on the street, indiscriminately attacking residential houses and even unrelated Buddhist temples. shot. All rational appeals and requests on the street were concealed by gunfire. “We can do nothing but cry and run away.”

According to Burmese local media, testimonies of demonstrators, and photos taken by AFP photojournalists at the scene in Mandalay: The reason why the military and police dared to shoot indiscriminately at civilians is because the Burmese military has assembled an army corps. “Going to the streets”-and the troops that drove into the downtown area of ​​Mandalay happened to be the “33rd Light Infantry Division” of the Burmese Army, notorious for committing a variety of war crimes.

Myanmar’s 33rd Light Infantry Division is one of the purge units used by the military for the “Rohingya Crisis.” The reason why its unit designation is notorious internationally is that the 33rd division was responsible for the “clearing the countryside” in Rakhine State in 2017, and was suspected of various slaughter of villages, illegal executions, large-scale sexual assaults, etc. Ethnic cleansing” war crime.

The picture shows a fierce clash between the Burmese military and demonstrators in Mandalay, a central city on February 21.Photo/Associated Press
The picture shows a fierce clash between the Burmese military and demonstrators in the central ayutthaya of Mandalay on February 21.Photo/Associated Press

  Photo/Associated Press
Photo/Associated Press

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Photo/AFP

The most famous war crime of the 33rd Division was the “Indian Village Massacre” in Rakhine State at the end of 2017. At that time, the troops of the 33rd Division arrested and executed 10 Rohingya villagers without trial and evidence. Relevant photos and criminal evidence were subsequently obtained by Wa Lone, a Burmese reporter of “Reuters”-the “genocide” that was originally denied by the Burmese government and military, has since been made public.

However, Walloon received the news of criminal intelligence, and was quickly detected by the military and set up countermeasures. Walloon and his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo (Kyaw Soe Oo), so in the process of an informant contact, they were framed by the Myanmar military police and the National Security Council, and were maliciously detained for “Theft of Official Secrets.” Detained in a black jail.

After Walloon and Qiao Suoou were falsely imprisoned, the “Reuters”, which was urgently mobilized, immediately published the “Inding Village Massacre” that they were investigating and reporting. For a time, the Burmese government and military’s denial of the persecution of the Rohingya people has since been exposed internationally; journalists from all over the world and the international circle of journalists have therefore fully taken over the follow-up of the reports of Walloon and Josou, except for the great In addition to exerting pressure on the Burmese government to a certain extent, it also triggered the International Court of Justice (ICJ) lawsuit against Burmese “genocide of Rohingya”.

Walloon and Josoou were subsequently supported and affirmed by Pulitzer’s “International News Reporting Award” in prison in 2019. However, the Myanmar judiciary is still amidst various flaws and controversies. Sentenced to 7 years in prison, until after mediation and pressure from the international community, the two men ended their 500-day prison sentence by means of an “amnesty” in May of the same year.

The irony is that although soldiers of the 33rd Division that killed people in Yinding Village were arrested for this reason, the sentence was only 5 years, and everyone was released after less than a year of imprisonment. The guilt and sentence encountered are inversely exposed. The Burmese journalist who was falsely imprisoned for the truth is still light.

Two Burmese reporters from Reuters, Walloon and Josou, exposed the Inn Din Village in Rakhine State in 2018.
Two Burmese reporters from Reuters, Walloon and Josou, exposed the execution and massacre of 10 Rohingya villagers in Inn Din, Rakhine State in 2018, confirming that the Myanmar government’s “Qingxiang massacre” was indeed Existence Chart/Reuters

The picture shows two Burmese journalists Walloon (white clothes, the person in the front) and Josuo (white clothes, the person holding the handcuffs high in the rear). Figure...
The picture shows two Burmese journalists Walloon (white clothes, the person in front of the car) and Qiao Suo (white clothes, the person holding the handcuffs high in the rear).Photo/Reuters

Although the 33rd Division and Yinding Village incident triggered international condemnation. However, the then substantive leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended the International Court of Justice in The Hague at the end of 2019 to defend and refute the charges of war crimes and genocide on behalf of the Myanmar government. Aung San Suu Kyi emphasized at the time that the Myanmar military’s military sweeps and suppressions in Rakhine State were all legal and reasonable military counter-terrorism operations aimed at “stopping violence and rebellion.”

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar delegation emphasized that the armed conflict in Rakhine State is a complicated internal ethnic issue in Myanmar. It is true that the government cannot completely rule out cruel incidents such as indiscriminate killings of civilians, rape of women, and villages and villages, but they are related. “They are all cases.” “The Rohingya population is as large as one million. Even if 10,000 people died due to the conflict, it would not constitute a condition for “complete elimination of this ethnic group”…not to mention that Myanmar has been negotiating with Bangladesh” How can “receiving refugees” intend to “genocide”?”

Unexpectedly, 14 months later, the 33rd Division, which had committed atrocities in the past, returned to the focus of the news-but Aung San Suu Kyi, who tried to mediate international pressure and military dissatisfaction, has now become General Min Anglai (also because Involved in the extermination of the Rohingya, who had been subject to international sanctions long before the coup d’état, the 33rd Division, which carried out the massacre in Yinding Village, this time turned its guns to aim at its own people and participated in Mandalay. Killing threats of repression.

“It is reported that the 33rd Light Infantry Division actually participated in the armed suppression in Mandalay-this unit is also the extinction killer of the mass atrocities in Rohingya in 2017.” United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar (Tim Andrews) ) Says:

“The Burmese military government is dangerously escalating the situation… if this continues, they intend to start another war against the people and the Burmese people.”

The 33rd Division, which carried out a large-scale killing in Yinding Village, turned its gun to aim at its own people this time, and participated in the killing of Mandalay's suppression...
The 33rd Division, which carried out a large-scale killing in Yinding Village, this time turned its gun to aim at its own people, and participated in the killing and threats of Mandalay’s suppression.Photo/AFP

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