AN. Sittway. July 16, 2020.
U Tun Maung Sein, 60, was shot and killed in front of his wife, Daw U Sein Nyunt, by Myanmar soldiers in Chein Khar Li village in Rathedaung township, Rakhine State, on July 13.
Thirteen villagers were rescued by local charity volunteers on July 15, but the deceased body of U Tun Maung Sein was missing.
Daw U Sein Nyunt has been taking shelter in secure location since her husband was killed.
Local human rights workers interview her in the shelter today and release the interviewed video on social media.
Below texts are her own says in Rakhine language on the video:
"When the door is forced to open, the abrupt opening door tumbled him down on the floor. Then they (soldiers) drag him out. They beat him once.
I thought it would be over. But they ask the age of the old man.*
I tell them..Please do not kill the old man…only two of us as old couple are living together.
They say…Be quiet. I will come back to you tonight.
At that time he was not killed yet. A moment later, they ask how many times he feeds AA.
He replies by crying..I have never fed AA.
They ask how old are you?
He replies..I am 60.
Don!! They immediately shoot him.
They shoot him in front of me..boy!!! Think how can I bear it. Thus, the old man is dying.
Oh..holly mother!! What can I do? There is no people in the village.
What do they do is they leave the dead body outside (in the front yard). Then they bring a couple of big bags and forcefully pushing him into the bag.
I don’t say anything word at all. I am sitting near the (Buddhist) monastery. They are pushing the body into the full of bag. When they get out of the resident, the solider tells me…For you I will come back tonight."
*Old man is usually called by wife for her husband in Rakhine culture.