Civilians burnt alive allegedly by Myanmar military junta

At least 11 locals were burnt to death allegedly by the military junta in Myanmar today December 7.

Disturbing footage shows the charred remains of the villagers still smoking as horrified onlookers recorded the graphic scene in Salingyi town in the Sagaing region. The burnt bodies were reportedly casualties of an alleged military raid in roadside villages in the area.

A witness told local media: ‘The army came down from Shwe Taung Kone around 8 in the morning. They came down and stirred the villages one by one. They shot and killed a villager at the top of Pindaya village.

‘Eleven innocent civilians were tied up and set on fire in Kaing Taw.’

The incident comes as civil leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to a commuted two-year imprisonment for alleged incitement and violation of pandemic restrictions, solidifying military rule in Myanmar.

The military seized power on February 1 after launching a coup and detaining Suu Kyi. More than 1,300 people have been killed in brutal crackdowns on opposition members since. Still, anti-military protests have continued in smaller groups.