24 December 2021
The Christmas Eve massacre in Moso village
Myanmar Witness has documented and verified images relating to the killing of multiple individuals that took place on 24 December 2021. More than 30 bodies were identified and Myanmar Witness verified that the events took place near Moso (မိုဆိုရွာ) village in Hpruso township (ဖရူဆိုမြို့နယ်), Kayah State (ကယားပြည်နယ်).
According to multiple news media sources, including The Irrawaddy, Mizzima, Radio Free Asia, and social media posts on 24 December 2021, bodies were found burning in vehicles close to Moso (မိုဆိုရွာ) village in Hpruso township (ဖရူဆိုမြို့နယ်). Some of these media outlets, such as Associated Press, reported locals’ claims that the victims were civilians who had fled fighting between armed resistance groups and Myanmar’s military near Kwaing Ngan (ကွိုင်ငံ) village [19.47997093, 97.07837677], located close to Moso (မိုဆိုရွာ) village.
Read Myanmar Witness’ report for more information.