Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 8 January 2022

As of January 8, (1447) people are now confirmed killed by this junta coup. AAPP compiled and documented (3) fallen heroes today. These (3) fallen heroes from Thayetchoung Township in Tanintharyi Region were killed on January 7 and documented today. This is the number verified by AAPP. The actual number of fatalities is likely much higher. We will continue adding as and when.  

As of January 8, a total of (8468) people are currently under detention. (534) people have been sentenced in person, of them 39 have been sentenced to death (incl. 2 children). 1966 are evading arrest warrants. 118 people have been sentenced in absentia, of them 39 sentenced to death in absentia. In total 78  sentenced to death, in person and absentia. The exact identities and total figure remains to be verified, but we will continue to confirm the recently released.

On January 4, Min Khant Zaw, a first-year student at Sagaing Education College, and Aung Pyae Phyo, a first-year student of Mandalay University of Foreign Language (MUFL), were shot and arrested when they were leaving East Taze Town in Sagaing Region. Following their arrest, they were tortured by the armed wing of the Junta. Min Khant Zaw was beaten and his hair was pulled out. Aung Pyae Phyo was also brutally tortured, after being shot in the thigh during his arrest. In addition, their necks were tied with an iron chain and they were forced to shout “we are Minkin PDF” and, “the uprising must fail”.

On January 7 at around 10 am, villagers living in Kin Shae Village in Thayetchoung Township, Tanintharyi Region, ran away, when the armed wing of the Junta opened fire and entered the village. Khant Zin Htwe aged 14 years old, Ye Zaw Htike aged 17 years old, and Aung Thet Phyo, were shot dead while working as masons in the village. Many other locals were injured in the shooting. 

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 offenses. If you receive any information about detentions of, or charges against CSO leaders, activists, journalists, CDM workers, other civilians and fallen heroes in relation to the military and police crackdown on dissent. Please submit to the following addresses: fatality-data@aappb.org  detention-data@aappb.org 

“Our uprising must succeed” 

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