9th Grader Shot in the Head

Possible Violations:
  • Violation of Human Rights
  • Police Brutality
  • Crimes Against Humanity
May 7

Around 5:30 at Lal Thit village near Myingyan, a bomb was set of at a suspected military informant's house. At around 7:00 the security forces arrive and started shooting up the village. The 9th grader, Aung Htet Paing @ Phoe Chit tried to ran away in fear of the shooting. The security forces shot him in the head and took the body away.

His body was held for a ransom of 5 lakhs (around 320$) and the family was forced to pay it. Mizzima News covered the story in the video below.

  • Mizzima News