Two KNDF fighters sentenced in killing of Free Burma Rangers member

A KNDF statement referred to the victim only as a ‘civilian’ but the Free Burma Rangers, an international civil society organisation that provides aid to civilians in combat zones, confirmed that he was one of their members

The Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF) reported that it had imprisoned two of its members to 20 years and one month in prison on Sunday for their involvement in killing a civilian aid worker. 

Having tried the two fighters under sections 22 and 30 of the Military Act, the KNDF’s central military court found the two fighters guilty for the murder of a 27-year-old man, according to a statement issued by the KNDF’s central committee. 

The KNDF statement said that the victim, who was shot dead by KNDF fighters on the night of February 21, was a civilian from Pi Kinn Kaw Khu village, Loikaw Township.

The Free Burma Rangers (FBR), an international civil society organisation that specialises in rescuing civilians trapped in conflict zones and providing medical treatment to the injured, told Myanmar Now that the victim was one of their members.

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