Five bullet wounds were uncovered on the exhumed body of Par Gyi, according to a doctor involved in his autopsy, speaking to Naw Ohn Hla, the head of the Democracy and Peace Women Network and a colleague of Ma Thandar, Par Gyi’s widow.
“The doctor said one bullet passed through the chin to the head; two were shot through his back and exited through the chest; one was in his thigh; and one in his ankle,” she told DVB on Thursday. “He told us that the gunshot through the back had broken Par Gyi’s ribs.”
No official forensic report has yet been issued.
Killed Journalist Par Gyi’s body was exhumed in a field in Kyaikmayaw Township in Mon State on Wednesday with evidence immediately pointing to torture.
According to eye-witness Nay Myo Zin, the corpse showed signs of a broken jaw, a caved-in skull and swelling on the torso indicating broken ribs.
“It is completely clear that Ko Par Gyi was tortured,” he said. About 100 people comprising Par Gyi’s wife Ma Thandar, political activists, lawyers, members from Mon political parties, forensic doctor, head of district police force,judge, army column, police members and officials from the Human rights Commission were present at the exhumation.
Forensic doctors Yan Naing Soe and Khin Maung Oo, Township judge U Than Aung, witnesses village administrators U Than Swe and U Thein Aung and captain Lu Zaw from No.210 Light Infantry Battalion – pointed out the place where the corpse was buried. it is found that Par Gyi’s body was not cremated as the army’s report said.
They started exhuming the corpse at 11 a.m. and found it at 1 p.m. The corpse was taken to Mawlamyine Hospital at 5 p.m. photo cr. Ko Nay Myo Zin
Than Dar, said police had told her to go on Wednesday to her husband’s burial place at Shwewarchaung Village, in Mon state, but gave her no other details.
She said she was unsure if she would be able to arrange for an independent autopsy.
“I don’t know anything yet,” she said. “But I don’t think they will let me do that.”
The police have said military representatives, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, and legal and medical personnel would witness the exhumation, along with police officials.
MA THANDAR MA NILAR, MA MEE MEE, KO NAY MYO ZIN
MA THANDAR, The wife of slain local journalist Aung Kyaw Naing said on Monday that police in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw town have accepted her complaint and agreed to open an investigation into her husband’s killing by the Burma Army.
“We only could open one complaint for a criminal charge at the moment, which is a murder case. They only let us file one first. But we will add three more crimes soon, which are arbitrary arrest, torture and hiding [evidence] the dead body,”
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24/10/2014 Freelance reporter Ko Par Gyi died during interrogation at a military command. He was arrested by soldiers while he was covering armed conflicts in Mon State, southeastern Burma. The government army said he was shot as he attempted to flee.
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