7000 people Now in Hiding in Mindat Area Alone
Chin State, Western Burma
18 May 2021, 17:00hrs, Tedim Town, Chin State: A nine-year-old boy named Muan Lian Sang was killed by a landmine.
16 May 2021: The Burma Army killed five civilians while shelling the town of Mindat, in Chin State, western Burma. Many residents fled and Burma Army soldiers have been destroying and looting civilian homes the town.
On the same day at around 20:00hrs, in Tedim Town, north of Mindat, the Burma Army shot and killed a civilian, 27-year-old Go Sian Mung. He was driving home from work on his motorbike when Burma Army soldiers shot him dead. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Also on 16 May in Chin State, between Hakha and Falam towns on the national highway near Chancung Village, the Burma Army shot and killed one member of the Chin Defense Force, named Van Biak Ling.
On 15 May, the Free Burma Ranger Chin team aided a defecting Burma Army soldier, helping move him to a safe area. He told the team that many soldiers want to escape but they cannot get an opportunity.