“Walking at the Gun Points” Horrific Use of Civilians as Human Shields in Myanmar


Human Shield Cases and Its Location

Equality Myanmar (EQMM) documented 126 major cases committed by the Burmese military junta and its forces. According to Figure 1, The Sagaing Region had the highest number of cases in Myanmar, with 60 cases. The second-largest case occurred in Magway, with 15 cases. Furthermore, EQMM collected 7 cases in Mandalay and Mon State, 9 cases in Tanintharyi, 5 cases in Shan and Karen, 4 cases in Kachin and Karenni, 3 cases in Chin, and 6 cases in the Bago region. However, the number of cases continues to increase until 2023 and beyond

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