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16 October 2022

School teacher killed and mutilated


School teacher killed

On 16 October 2022, a school in Taung Myint village went up in flames. This attack was reportedly carried out by the military.

The burnt out buildings signalled a stark warning to the community, as did the graffiti left during the attack, which contained threats to return for the individuals who had escaped.

It soon became evident that these were not just threats. The following day, the mutilated body of a teacher was discovered in front of the school gates, with the head severed and impaled on one of the spikes.

The teacher's three fingered salute - a symbol of the CDM - had been chopped off and placed on his body.

Read Myanmar Witness’ report for more information.

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