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1 August 2023

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

Large number of hostages taken by SAC forces in Mandalay, civilians flee five villages in Sagaing and a mental patient executed in Magway.


EVENT 1 Nearly 100 civilians taken hostage by Military in Thabeikkyin township

Date: 27 July 2023 Coords: 23.325410, 96.014862 Incident summary: Nearly 100 civilians were taken hostage by military troops in Se Zin Kone village, Thabeikkyin township in Mandalay region on 27 July 2023, according to a Myanmar Now report. It’s claimed that SAC troops stationed in Se Zin Kone village and took civilians hostage in the village’s monastery. SAC troops also burnt down houses in the village. Source: https://myanmar-now.org/en/news/some-100-civilians-held-hostage-by-myanmar-military-for-days-in-mandalay-region-monastery/


Category: Arson, Hostages, Monastery Alleged Actor: SAC


EVENT 2 Locals from five villages in Shwebo fled due to military offensive

Date: 30 July 2023 Coords: 22.551429, 95.591651 Incident summary: Locals from five villages including Seik Khun in Shwebo township, Sagaing region on 30 July 2023 after the military stationed in Seik Khun village and fired heavy weapons. Sources: https://www.facebook.com/BBCnewsBurmese/posts/693966162776050 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=292647040102952&id=100080729739791

Category: Artillery, IDPs Alleged Actor: SAC



EVENT 3

SAC killed a mental patient in Myaing township

Date: 31 July 2023 Coords: 21.483379, 94.828132 Incident summary: SAC column killed a mental patient in Pan Taing Taw (west) village in Myaing township, Magway region while they entered the village on 31 July 2023. A mental patient was killed by a headshot and SAC also burnt down some vehicles in the village. Source: https://www.facebook.com/khitthitnews/posts/pfbid0zcb5gp51HaQsRcwNvY2djXtBC5wHYXqR1pkaGXb7T43chttZougjhZWPBZ7Ky482l


Category: Execution, Vulnerable Victim, Burning Vehicles Alleged Actor: SAC


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