Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 29 May 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (3,588) people, including pro-democracy activists and civilians have been killed through military crackdowns against the pro-democracy movement.

Since the coup, a total of (22,736) people were arrested and among them, (18,416) are currently under detention, (6,107) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (114) post-coup death row prisoners as of May 29, 2023. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (156) people who have been sentenced to death. (4,320) 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 monitoring by the Documentation and Research Department of AAPP, in recent weeks, junta forces have increasingly been carrying out airstrikes on religious establishments and civilian areas, which are not military targets. On the night of May 23, the juntas’ Nay Pyi Taw Air Force dropped bombs with fighter planes on Pa Nwe Phoe Ka Loe Village in Maw Khee Village Tract, Kawkareik Township, Kayin State; destroying 8 buildings, including a Christian church.

Moreover, junta forces have been raiding and setting civilian areas on fire even in the absence of clashes. As a result, locals are forced to flee for safety. On May 19, a military column of around 100 junta personnel raided Kan Thit and Aung Chan Thar Villages, in Khin-U Township, Sagaing Region, and burned down 175 houses. 

According to information gathered today, on May 26, Thingangyun District Court sentenced Hmue Yadanar Khet Moh Moh Tun, a reporter from Myanmar Pressphoto Agency to serve 10 years in prison, including hard labor, under Section 50(j) of the Counter-Terrorism Law. On December 5, 2021, while she was gathering news at the protest on Pan Pin Gyi Street, Kyeemyindaing Township in Yangon Region, the junta forces rammed into the protesters in vehicles, and arrested her along with the protesters. In December 2022, she was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison with hard labor under 505 A of the Penal Code. As a result, she has a prison sentence amounting to 13 years in total.

In addition to this, on May 24, the junta’s prison court sentenced Mee Thet from Hle Kone Ward, Kan Pauk Village Tract, Yebyu Township, Tanintharyi Region, to serve 10 years in prison under Section 50(j) of the Counter-Terrorism Law. After a junta-appointed administrator in Kan Pauk Village was shot dead on January 25, 2023, navy personnel from the junta Myawaddy Regional Command arrested 23 locals from Kan Pauk Village Tract, along with Mee Thet. 

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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Released – bit.ly/3MbC3kd

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

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