Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 3 May 2023

Since the February 1, 2021, military coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (3,459) 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 (21,850) people were arrested and among them (17,846) are currently under detention, (5,818) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (112) post-coup death row prisoners as of May 3, 2023. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (154) people who have been sentenced to death. (4,004) people have already been released. 

On the Full Moon Day of Kason, the junta announced, under Section 401(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the release of 2,153 prisoners from across the country sentenced under Section 505 A of the Penal Code. 

As of 5 p.m., Yangon time, AAPP has collected and confirmed the release of (1,277) political prisoners, but only (96) identities for the Airtable. 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 April 28, 2023, Aung Chan Myae,  was sentenced by the Insein Prison Military Tribunal, to serve an additional 12 years in prison under Section 50(j) of the Counter-Terrorism Law. Aung Chan Myae is a Grade-10 student and had already been sentenced under another charge to life imprisonment following his arrest by junta forces on his house in October 24, 2021. On January 6, 2022, he was sentenced to death under Sections 50(a) and 54 of the Counter-Terrorism Law. But then on April 1, 2022, his death sentence was converted to life imprisonment. Additionally, on August 11, 2022, Aung Chan Myae was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison under Section 505 A of the Penal Code. On February 17, 2023, he was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison under Section 201(a) of the Penal Code. In sum, he has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in total. 

In addition to this, on April 27, Pyae Phyo Oo and Kaung Khant Phyo from Letpadan Town, Bago Region, were sentenced by Thayarwady Prison Special Court to serve separate prison terms. Both were detained in Thayarwady Prison when they were sentenced. Pyae Phyo Oo was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison under Sections 50(a) and 54 of the Counter-Terrorism Law, and Kaung Khant Phyo was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code. They were arrested by junta forces on September 7, 2022, for allegedly giving support to the National Unity Government and the PDF.

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 

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

Sentenced – bit.ly/3WP0sla 

Released – bit.ly/3MbC3kd

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

Sector Data of Definition AAPP – Sector_Data_Definition (2-Feb-2023)

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

Click on the link “How to find and filter on Airtable”: https://youtu.be/OoyTSNG7zv4

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