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Mya Thwet Thwet Khaing

Female, 21 years old

Killed in Nay Pyi Taw on 19 2021-02-19

Police flights from peaceful protests in Naypyidaw near Tha Pyay Gone Roundabout Rubber bullets; Four people were injured in the crackdown. Among them was 21-year-old Mya Thwet Thwet Khaing, who was shot in the head and taken to a 1,000-bed hospital in Naypyidaw. Even though the junta has stated that security forces do not use lethal weapons, a police officer was seen holding a BA-94 or BA-93 sub-machine gun similar to a Burmese-made Uzi. A doctor at Nay Pyi Taw Hospital who treated her said the bullet had penetrated her head and most of her brain has ceased functioning. The wound was caused by a live bullet which pierced the back of the right ear and landed on the left side of the head. He was medically diagnosed with brain death. According to a photo, her motorcycle helmet was struck by a bullet, the bullet appeared to have pierced the helmet and it could not have been a rubber bullet. Forensic experts thus have speculated that the bullet may have been a real bullet. She also concluded that the shape of her fall had been a direct hit, not a ricochet. On February 15, the family agreed to remove the breathing tube and transport the body, but the junta verbally pressured them to delay as much as they could. She died at 11:15 a.m. on February 19.

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