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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, 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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Maesot-based freelance reporter Ko Par Gyi was arrested by Burmese army at the end of September in Kyaikmaraw Township while covering the news of fighting between DKBA and government troops. Par Gyi was a former aide of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 1988-1989 and his wife was also a former political prisoner. His whereabouts as well as his fate is still unknown.

His wife Than Dar said local authorities, police and soldiers of Light Infantry Battalion 208, based in Kyaikmayaw, had apprehended the journalist in the town in late September or early October, and he had not been heard of since.

“I am very worried about whether my husband is still alive or not,” she said during a press conference held in Rangoon on Tuesday afternoon, where she was being supported by human rights activists. “They [the army] should show him in public.”

Mon State Border Affairs Minister Htay Myint Aung told The Irrawaddy that the police had apprehended Aung Kyaw Naing and then handed him over to local army commanders. “That’s all I know about that story, he is being detained at the base of battalion 208,” he said.


Than Dar said a police corporal at Kyaikmayaw Police Station had told her privately that he had seen Aung Kyaw Naing in custody of the army, and that he appeared to have been beaten.

She said she visited the battalion 208 base with the help of the Mon National Party, where an army captain claimed his men had detained the journalist and then handed him over to the Border Affairs Ministry. A recent visit to the military’s Southeastern Command in Moulmein had neither helped to clarify the situation.