Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup
Updated 22 March 2021
Today, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has compiled and documented (11) heroes. Of these, (3) were shot dead on the spot in Mandalay today. (8) were killed on a previous day but added on 22 March. (261) people are now confirmed killed by this junta coup. This is the number documented and verified by AAPP, the actual number of casualties is likely much higher. We will continue adding as and when.
As of March 22, a total of (2682) people have been arrested, charged or sentenced in relation to the attempted military coup on February 1. Of them, (15) were convicted; (2) to two years imprisonment, (1) to three months, (2) to one year imprisonment, (2) to one month imprisonment, (8) to three months imprisonment. (109) have been charged with a warrant and are evading arrest, (380) were released. A total of (2302) are still under detention or have outstanding charges/evading arrest, including the (15) sentenced.
In today’s detainee list, we received and documented the names of (17) people. However, more were arrested today, AAPP will continue investigating these and make appropriate announcements when.
The junta crackdown using live ammunition, assaults and arrests, kidnapping, using repressive legislation, and forcibly evicts CDM participants from staff housing. They do this to spread fear, but people continue to protest.
This evening, a man died in Mandalay, the crackdown had been severe yesterday afternoon yesterday, last night, protests against the military based in a Chan Mya Thar Si Township school were dispersed using live ammunition and random fire, 5 men died and 30 injured. Since this morning, the military and so-called police have continuously fired weapons towards Myayi Nandar housing, Aung Pinle, Aung Thar Yar quarters in Chan Mya Thar Si township. 3 people were killed including a young boy, Grade-8 student and more than 6 people got injured initially reportedly. The fallen child was shot when he strayed out of the house to fill the up water in front of the house. Furthermore, the junta forces arsoned barricades, and destroyed people’s cars.
A grandma aged over 60 years was killed in an unprovoked shooting by the junta forces in No.(2) quarter, Kyaw town, Yaw province, Magway Region (formerly known as Pe Ma Sar village) last night.
One of the tactics the junta practices is vicious assaults when detaining and in detention. In Taunggyi, Shan State, the military and s0-called police raided houses, arrested people, arsoned roads, and unprovoked shootings across yesterday and this morning. Yesterday, the Taunggyi so-called police beat people on the road in a public display of violence, during which a 14 year old youth and a civilian were detained and 20 civilians injured by rubber bullets.
On March 22, in a crackdown in Natmatu, Kachin State, the junta beat the detainees including education civil servants with hard sticks and tied their hands on their backs. In addition, last night in Hakha, Chin State, military and so called police waited for the returnees from sit-in protests to be beaten. Five civilians were reportedly beaten and the fingers of two of them broken. This was not an isolated incident, similar happened elsewhere today.
Since the military coup in Burma, instability of society is everywhere and the rule of law has been completely destroyed. If the coup group stays in power, the people will be enslaved to the military for decades more. Liberty, human rights, and freedom from persecution will not exist if dictatorship remains. No dignity for people or democracy, we will only have peace and stability if revolution succeeds.
AAPP will continue to keep you informed of verified daily arrests, charges, sentences and fatalities in relation to the attempted coup, and update our lists to the details of these alleged offences. If you receive any information about detentions of, or charges against CSO leaders, activists, journalists, CDM workers and other civilians in relation to the military and police crackdown on dissent. Please submit to the following addresses:
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