Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 16 May 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (3,517) people, including pro-democracy activists and civilians have been killed through military crackdowns against the pro-democracy movement.

Since the coup, a total of (22,317) people were arrested and among them, (18,005) are currently under detention, (5,942) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (112) post-coup death row prisoners as of May 16, 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. (4,312) 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 morning of May 12, around 100 junta personnel opened fire at a house hosting a remembrance prayer, where alms was being offered to monks (traditionally, food alms are offered to monks on the seventh day of a persons’ death), in Htan Zin Village, Bant Bway Village Tract, Yinmarbin Township in Sagaing Region. As a result, 2 women were killed immediately while a mother and her 4-month-old baby were injured. Afterwards, while they were being treated, the mother died.

In addition to this, on May 10, junta forces from Pala Town arrested 60-year-old taxi driver Htay Lwin from To Village, Pala Town, Palaw Township in Tanintharyi Region, as he refused to do a delivery to No.285 Infantry Battalion based in Palaw Town. He has still not been released, and to this day his whereabouts are unknown. 

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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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)

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