Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 20 January 2023

Since the February 1, 2021, military coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (2,796) people, including pro-democracy activists and other civilians, have been killed through military crackdowns following pro-democracy movements.

Since the coup, a total of (13,619) people are currently under detention, (2,155) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (101) post-coup death row prisoners as of January 20, 2023. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (143) people who have been sentenced to death. (24) people have been released on bail and (3,761) 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.

According to information gathered today, on the night of January 18, junta forces raided the house of Zaw Min Tun, aka Buthi, and his wife Zin Zin Khaing, who are both from No. 5 Ward, Katha Township, Sagaing Region. Junta forces arrested them during the raid. They were accused of contacting the PDF.

In addition, on the morning of January 18, around 70 personnel from an infantry battalion under Division 88 clashed with the PDFs and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front. The clash occurred about five miles from Moe Tar Lay Village, Katha Township, Sagaing Region. At around 6 p.m. that day, junta forces firebombed Moe Tar Lay Village with two fighter planes. As a result, seven locals died, and more than 30 people were injured. The deceased were Nyo, Tin Nyein, San Myint, Aye Khaing, Khin Mar Kyi, U U Htwe, and Maung Lwin – six female villagers and one man, respectively.

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 

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

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