Pastor Cung Biak Hum was shot dead by soldiers as he was about to put out a fire in a house affected by the shelling.
Clashes continue to escalate in predominantly Christian Chin State in Myanmar. On September 18, Baptist pastor Cung Biak Hum was shot dead by soldiers as he was about to put out a fire in a house affected by the shelling.
During these clashes, which pitted the Burmese army against the local defense forces, nineteen houses were destroyed by artillery fire.
For Tom Andrews, United Nations Special Rapporteur, “The murder of a Baptist pastor and the bombing of homes in Thantlang, Chin State, are the latest examples of the living hell wrought daily by the forces of the United Nations. junta against the people of Myanmar ”. “The world needs to be more careful,” he continues, “more importantly, the world needs to act”.
The murder of a Baptist minister and bombing of homes in Thantlang, Chin State are the latest examples of the living hell being delivered daily by junta forces against the people of Myanmar. The world needs to pay closer attention. More importantly, the world needs to act. https://t.co/iqGNeHSN2W
- A Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews (@RporterUn) September 18, 2021
The pastor's finger would also have been cut, his wedding ring would have been stolen. For the Chin Baptist Convention, condemns "shocking and horrific" acts.
“The military attack on churches, the occupation of churches and the destruction of church property and the bombing of civilian homes is an insult to religion and believers. "
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