Myanmar arrests 18 doctors, nurses, accusing them of “treating” terrorist group member
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Myanmar arrests doctors and nurses – November 25, Straits Times and Global New Light of Myanmar The Myanmar military’s state-run broadcaster reported that the army had arrested 18 medical personnel for allegedly treating patients belonging to terrorist organizations. But it is not clear which organization it is. and that all doctors will be prosecuted according to the law
The report said military leaders were raiding a church in Loikaw city, eastern Kayah state, on Monday, Nov. 22. At least 48 people have been diagnosed, 7 of them infected with COVID-19. And many of them are affiliated with terrorist organizations. Therefore, 4 doctors, 4 nurses, and 10 nursing assistants were arrested.
It also found that some of the medical workers in the group were arrested on suspicion of inciting a walkout to deport the junta over the Feb. 1, 2021 coup d’etat.
The Myanmar Political Prisoners Aid Association (AAPP) said that since the military seized power, Nearly 1,300 people were killed and more than 10,000 were arrested.