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Myanmar Junta Ramps Up Landmine Use

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Volunteer medics change the dressings of men injured by anti-personnel landmines, Karen State, Myanmar, June 18, 2021. © 2021 Thierry Falise/Getty Images “I lost my leg and my cow.” Aoung Gya Thowai Tanchangya, 22, was grazing his cattle along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on September 16. “Sometimes our cattle cross into Myanmar so we have to go bring them back,” he said. “I didn’t realize there could be mines planted. When I stepped onto the mine, it exploded. I lost consciousness. When I woke up, I saw that my left leg was gone. I still feel pain.” In 2022, 25 years…

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