On January 6 or 7, Pu Tuidim, a founder of media collective Burma News International (BNI) and Chin news outlet the Khonumthung Media Group, was abducted, along with at least nine others, in the Matupi Township of Myanmar’s Chin State by members of the military’s 140 Infantry Battalion. Tuidim was covering violent clashes in the area, and had recently published allegations of abuses carried out by the armed forces.

The bodies of the abductees, including Pu Tuidim, were found on January 9, with the journalist reported to have been killed on January 8.