Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 17 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  (2215) people, pro-democracy activists and other civilians have been killed through military crackdown following pro-democracy movements.             

Since the coup, a total of (12050) people are currently under detention and (1394) are serving sentences. There are a total of 83 post-coup death row prisoners as of August 17, 2022. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (125) 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. 

In the evening of August 11, the junta forces attacked Yin Paung Taing Village, Yinmarbin Township, Sagaing Region, and launched airstrikes with three Mi-35 fighter jets. This lasted for more than an hour, and after, some 60 soldiers were dropped from three helicopters to carry out a ground offensive, stationing themselves in the village on August 14. After the troops left, the bodies of 18 civilians, including a 12-year old child, were found in the village. 

In the morning of August 14, Myo Kyaw, State Hluttaw Representative from Hopin Town, Kachin State, and Sai Maung, a strike leader from Hpakant Township, were arrested at 21 Mile Checkpoint, Myitkyina Township. They were stopped at the checkpoint while going to Mandalay from Myitkyina, and were arrested after junta forces checked Sai Maung’s phone and bag and found information related to the National Unity Government (NUG).

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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