Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup 

Updated 10 February 2021

Burma’s peaceful demonstrations against the military coup continued today as almost all government staff in Mandalay, Irrawaddy Regions and Naypyidaw took part in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in protest against the coup.

In a notable incident, 40 policemen were involved in a public protest in Loikaw, Kayah State. Though these 40 policemen were chased by  30 other police officials, they escaped from capture with the help of the people. 

The 8pm banging of empty pots and pans continued as people made noise in a symbolic display of protest against the coup.

Concerning updates on the four shot by the police in Naypyidaw yesterday. Mya Thwet Thwet Khaing is still in intensive care, the three others Win Htet Moe, Soe Wai and elder sister of Mya Thwet Thwet Khaing, Mya Thida Moe, were discharged from hospital.

Rakhine State Chief Minister Nyi Pu, Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Tun Tun Hein, Minister for the State Counselor Office Kyaw Tint Swe, Chairman of Naypyidaw Council Dr Myo Aung, Karen State Minister for Planning, Finance and Development Affairs Than Naing were abducted on 10th February. Moreover, a total (11) NLD members, civilians, activists, teachers and members of CSOs were arrested as well.

Concerning arrests on February 9, a total of (16) including Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Kachin State Government Dar Shi La Sai were confirmed detained. NLD members Min Aung and Thant Zin Phyo from the Taungup Township, Rakhine Region, were charged under Natural Disaster Management Law. 

Dr. Min Ye Paing Hein and Sett Aung, who are Deputy Ministers for Planning, Finance and Industry,  and Daw Khin Kyi Foundation executives Thant Thaw Kaung and Moe Zaw Oo, were arrested on February 5. 

Elsewhere, 89 civilians including San Nyunt, who were arrested in Mandalay on February 9, were released on bail today. Hence, approximately 60 civilians who were arrested in Mandalay yesterday, have since been released by Mandalay Division’s Patheingyi Township Police Station. 

Accordingly, as of February 9, a total of (220) people have been arrested and detained in relation to the military coup on February 1. Of them, (2) were sentenced to two years imprisonment and (20) were released. A total of (200) are still under detention, including the (2) sentenced. 

AAPP will continue to keep you informed of verified daily arrests, charges and sentences in relation to coup, and update our lists to the details of these alleged offences. 

In Solidarity, 


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