More than 50 people arrested for military service: Myanmar

According to Sagaing Region residents and the Defense Forces, the military council arrested more than 50 men in Ye Ou township between March and the end of April on grounds of military service.

Since March, there have been sporadic attacks and arrests in the city’s neighborhoods, and on April 29, about 20 men were arrested from five neighborhoods in the city.

A resident of Yeowu, who did not wish to be named for security reasons, told RFA that people who had lists of names for military service and paid money to the governor were arrested.

“Nowadays they are painting even during the day. The previous day they were painting at 9 or 10 o’clock at sunset. They said that some of the children were rich, carrying lists and lists. They offered the money so they didn’t go because the list already existed and they had to pay and the person who offered it was drawn.

According to local residents, those arrested for military service included young people over the age of 18 and married middle-aged men.

Most of the people currently arrested are residents of the city, and (1) they are confined in school buildings, and their families are not allowed to visit them even if they visit.

According to the Defense Forces, the military council plans to transfer about 80 people from Yeowu County to serve in the military, and the Defense Forces also plans to transfer those currently arrested in the second week.

Comrade People’s Defense intelligence officer Ko Thu Nak Zaw told RFA that preparations were recently underway to send the detainees to the Northwestern Command.

“They arrested (one person) and detained him in the old school building in the town of Yewu. They cut their hair and changed everything. have received specific information that they have been arrested.” Send what you currently have to Namka (2). ”

He said most of the men in Ye Ou town who were on the list for military service had sought safety in their villages, and some had joined the defense forces.

“They arrested (one person) and detained him at the old school building in the town of Leiwu.”

RFA contacted the Sagaing region recruitment team and the Sagaing region spokesperson, Social Affairs Minister Nyunt Win Aung, but did not receive a response.

According to the National Unity Government (NUG), more than 10,000 people from across the country who do not wish to serve on the military council have contacted the National Unity Government (NUG).

Furthermore, according to an April 13 statement from the Burma Association for the Study of Issues and Conflicts (BACS), approximately 5,000 young people from across the country were sent to 15 military academies for a week after the Militia Conscription Law was activated (1 ). Military training.

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