Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 8 August 2022   

According to AAPP documentation, at least (709) houses and buildings have been sealed off by Junta between February 2021 and July 2022.  

Since the February 1, 2021 military coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of  (2167) people, pro-democracy activists and other civilians have been killed through military crackdown following pro-democracy movements. AAPP compiled and documented (9) fallen heroes today. These (9) fallen heroes, from Pekon Township in Shan State, Khin-U Township, Myinmu Township and Tabayin in Sagaing Region, were killed on previous days, but documented today.              

Since the coup, up until August 8, 2022, a total of (11967) people are currently under detention and (1379) are serving sentences. There are a total of 81 post-coup death row prisoners as of August 8, 2022. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (123) who have been sentenced to death. (22) people have been released on bail and (3075) people have already been released. These are the numbers verified by AAPP. The actual numbers are likely much higher. We will continue to update accordingly. 

On the afternoon of August 4, junta forces came to arrest a man in Insein Township. Since they cannot locate him, they took his father Hla Pe who is the NLD village and ward secretary, Hla Pe’s wife and daughter-in-law as hostages.

On August 5, junta forces from No.7 Operation Control Command, situated in Pekon Town, indiscriminately opened fire with heavy weaponry. One of the artillery shells landed in Sin Phyu Village, Pekon Township, and exploded; resulting in the death of 70-year old Bant on the spot. Bant was performing funeral rites for his dead wife when the artillery shell exploded.

AAPP will continue to inform on verified daily arrests, charges, sentences and fatalities in relation to the attempted coup, and update the lists with details of these alleged offences. 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 

Interactive sub-domain for AAPP data: https://coup.aappb.org/ 

Click on the below links to view AAPP data:

Killed – bit.ly/3taCmp3

Total Arrested – bit.ly/3t7IE90

Still Detained – bit.ly/3m3Z8Lm

Released – bit.ly/3MbC3kd

Death Penalty in Detention – https://bit.ly/3BmDPO0 

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In Solidarity,