SAGAING DIVISION – ABFSU (All Burma Federation of Student Unions) issued an announcement that the ABFSU office in Butalin Township, Sagaing Division, was raided by terrorist junta troops, abducting and murdering several ABFSU members.
The raid and murders happened on Friday (July 28) morning and it was mentioned that the President, Vice President and the Secretary of Butalin Township ABFSU were among those murdered by junta forces.
The exact number of ABFSU members lawlessly killed by junta troops was not stated, however, ABFSU said that it is closely investigating the incident and will report the details later.
When contacted, ABFSU repeated that it will reply after its information bureau has released the details while an ABFSU member said, “A junta column reportedly raided (the office in) Butalin. I heard that they murdered the students found there but I don’t know the exact number of victims yet.”
The junta council has continued to arbitrarily detain and murder ABFSU members. Mr. Khant Lin Naing Ko, the ABFSU Vice President for Bago Division who was unjustly imprisoned at Kyaisakaw Prison in Daik U Township, Bago Division, was shot dead on May 28.
In addition, Mr. Naing Tun Oo, the campaign officer for Yinmabin Township ABFSU, was taken out of Monywa Prison by junta troops on February 24, 2023 and all contact with him has been lost since.