Myanmar: military raid and burn house of pro-democracy defenders, detain their family membersEvent
- Initial Date
- Nov 1, 2021
- Event Description
Myanmar’s junta has escalated its campaign against anti-coup opponents nationwide by stepping up its arrests, torture and killings, while ignoring calls from the international community to end all violence and release political prisoners.
In southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, over a dozen residents of Dawei and Launglon townships were reportedly arrested this week.
The most recent arrest included three relatives of Ko Lu Lu Zaw, an activist who is wanted by the military regime for his involvement in peaceful anti-regime demonstrations in Launglon Township. Early on Wednesday morning, junta forces arrested the activist’s wife, two-year-old child and uncle as they couldn’t find Ko Lu Lu Zaw at his home.
Earlier on Monday, the junta also raided the houses of two wanted anti-coup protest leaders in Launglon Township. The junta forces burned down the house of one activist after failing to find him and arrested the mother of another protest leader as a hostage.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Other (e.g. undefined, organisation, community)
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Use of Excessive Force
- Violence (physical)
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to housing
- Right to liberty and security
- Right to property
- Right to Protest
- Family of HRD
- Pro-democracy defender
- Armed forces/ Military
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 1 November 2021, three family members of pro-democracy defender Launglon Township were arrested by the military during a house raid, while the houses of two other wanted defenders were burnt down and the mother of one of them detained in Launglon Township, Myanmar.