When Myanmar’s military regime is unable to track down political activists, it often arrests their family members — even their children. Between February 1 and September 8, the military detained 177 relatives of activists, 15 of whom were children.
Soe Htay, who participated in pro-democracy protests shortly after the coup, went into hiding with his two sons. In June, his wife and two daughters were arrested in his place. His younger daughter Su Htet Waing spent 18 days, including her fifth birthday, in detention. She was forced into a half-sitting, half-standing pose that mentally traumatized her. According to reports, detained children have also been beaten or had their legs burned by iron rods.
Pray for the release of detained children and activists’ family members. Pray they come to know Christ and find hope and healing in the gospel, and pray for the repentance and salvation of Myanmar’s military regime.