Myanmar’s military has killed more than 1,000 people since Aung San Suu Kyi seized power six months ago, a human rights group said Wednesday.
The Assistant Association for Political Prisoners, which monitors protest arrests and deaths in Myanmar, said it had confirmed two more deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,001.
Protests against the military-led government have been raging since Sochi’s ouster. Increasing armed resistance in urban and rural areas has also led to an increase in casualties between the army and police.
APP Secretary General Tech Naing said most of those killed were anti-military and more than 40 had been shot in the head.
In addition, a large number of people died in interrogation centers and prisons after their arrests, Tech Naing said.
The military leadership disagrees with the AAP’s figures, but has not recently issued a statement.
About 300 people were killed at the end of May, said Senior General Man Aung Hlaing, the military commander who took over after Sochi was ousted in February.