The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a Thailand-based human rights nonprofit organization, said Friday at least 43 children have been killed during the coup in Myanmar, 15 of them younger than age 16.
The youngest confirmed fatality to date was a seven-year-old girl named Khin Myo Chit, killed when security forces stormed her home. The youngest among the wounded is a one-year-old baby struck in the eye by a rubber bullet.
“Among those killed were a 13-year-old boy who was reportedly shot in the head while trying to run away from armed forces, and a 14-year-old Mandalay boy who was reportedly shot dead while he was inside or around his home,” Sky News wrote Friday, citing the AAPP report.
Another group, Save the Children, called the coup and ensuing political unrest a “nightmare scenario” and said it was “shocked that children continue to be among the targets