The military regime ruling Myanmar has extended its emergency powers until 2023. These powers give soldiers more authority to detain civilians.
The junta has promised to hold free elections in the future, but they say they now need more time to stabilize the country. The military seized power from the elected government in a February 2021 coup.
Meanwhile, numerous soldiers are having changes of heart. Brian Dennett with AMG International says, “Our Chief Operating Officer Bill Passons visited several of AMGs refugee camps along the Myanmar border. He was able to confirm the stories that we’ve all been reading that soldiers are admitting, even with tremendous guilt, to killing, torturing, and raping innocent citizens as they carried out orders from the military leaders.”
“Even the elderly and children have been targets.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
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