Myanmar Soldiers Burn Man Alive in Weekend Orgy of Junta Violence — Radio Free Asia

Security forces in Myanmar unleashed machine guns and grenades on protesters Sunday, a day after the army’s slaughter of more than 100 protesters sparked demands for international action and marauding troops n Mandalay burned a night watchman alive while shooting at people who tried to help him.

A witness said the man was still alive and screaming for help when soldiers threw him onto a pile of burning tires, but non-stop gunfire prevented onlookers from coming to his aid.

“They dragged him and threw him into the burning flames,” said a local woman who witnessed the incident in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city.

“Only bones were left by the fire. It was a very inhumane, wild and cruel act. They burned him alive,” she said.

The 13 deaths in Yangon, Sagaing, Mandalay and other regions–following Saturday’s killing of  114 people, including six children–pushed the death toll since the coup to over 450 people, as international condemnation poured in along with calls for action to halt the violence.

 

Source: Myanmar Soldiers Burn Man Alive in Weekend Orgy of Junta Violence — Radio Free Asia