Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 29 March 2023

Since the February 1, 2021, military coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (3,182) people, including pro-democracy activists and other civilians, have been killed through military crackdowns against the pro-democracy movement.

Since the coup, a total of (17,058) people are currently under detention, (5,254) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (108) post-coup death row prisoners as of March 29, 2023. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (150) people who have been sentenced to death. (3,843) 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 March 28, the Dawei District Court sentenced a former chairman of Dawei District Students’ Union, Myo Min Oo, and a member of Dawei Technological University Students’ Union, Aung Wai Yan Tun, to each serve 10 years in prison under Section 50(j) of the Counter-Terrorism Law. Myo Min Oo and Aung Wai Yan Tun are both students of Dawei Technological University. In May 2021, the junta arrested Myo Min Oo for the first time for protesting against the military dictatorship. He was sentenced under the Penal Code. Then, six months later, on October 20, 2021, he was released. On September 12, 2022, the junta arrested him for the second time in Khon Win Dap Ward, Dawei Town. On September 11, 2022, the junta arrested Aung Wai Yan Tun at his house in Kyet Sar Pyin Ward, Dawei Town.

In addition, on March 27, at around 12 p.m., junta forces fired heavy weaponry in Mae Yone Lay Village, Kyaikto Township, Mon State, despite no clash taking place. One of the artillery shells exploded in a plantation field in the village, instantly killing local gardener Hlyan Htet Aung as he was working in the field. Six other local gardeners were injured. The six were sent to Kyaikto Township Hospital for treatment; Saw Naung, one of the six, died at the hospital while being treated.

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 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 

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

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Special Condition Data Definition – Special_Condition_Data_Definition (2-Feb-2023)

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