Prayer Mount in Chin State Seized by the Junta
12/27/2021 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – A prayer mount that is owned by churches from different denominations in Chin state’s capital Hakha was reportedly seized by the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw).
According to Chin Human Rights Organization, the prayer mount is now being used by the Tatmadaw as a strategic sentry post. Two youths, age 16 and 18, were arrested while visiting the site on Christmas eve. One of them is feared tortured at the interrogation facility at Light Infantry Battalion 266 base.
The Christian-majority Chin state has come under heavy attack from the Tatmadaw since the February coup. Residents of Chin state resist the junta with locally organized defense groups and guards. Multiple churches have been burned or destroyed, while several pastors killed or arrested.
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