MYANMAR – The Chin ethnic group released on October 10 that 528 Chin ethnic people including children and clergymen all over the country were killed by the junta council during the two and half years since the military coup till October 1.
The death list included Chin ethnic people who were living not only in Chin State but also all over Myanmar and it also included Chin revolutionary comrades who were fighting against the junta council.
In the statement, 38 civilian women and 179 civilian men, a total of 217 were killed by torture after being abducted by junta forces, airstrikes, landmines and blasting of heavy weapons. The list also included four under aged girls and 20 under aged boys, a total of 24. In addition, there were five religious officers and three assistant clergymen killed by the junta regime.
It has been reported that 15 Chin women revolutionary members and 296 men revolutionary members, a total of 311 were also among the list of 528 deaths.
The statement also mentioned that 101 religious buildings including churches and over 2100 houses were damaged by the arson of junta troops.
The Chin ethnic group said that there were about one million victims who absconded from their places due to battles all over the country after the military coup and nearly thousand displaced people are sheltering in Mizoram State, India.