Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 3 July 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (3,744) people, including pro-democracy activists and civilians have been killed through military crackdowns against the pro-democracy movement.

Since the coup, a total of (23,670) people were arrested and among them, (19,312) are currently under detention, (6,645) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (115) post-coup death row prisoners as of July 3, 2023. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (157) people who have been sentenced to death. (4,358) 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, the junta forces have been attacking civilian areas across the country without any clashes taking place. As a result, locals have been forced to evacuate for safety. Junta forces attacked Ah Lel Sho, Aing Pauk Gyi, Ywar Thit, Kan Thar Yar, Kun Taing, Nyaung Kan, Hta Naung Kaing, Yauk Thwar Aing, Ku Lar Lu, Inn Pat, Ywar Thit, Chan Thar Kone, Nyaung Pin Chan and Sel Gyi Villages in Khin-U Township, Sagaing Region from June 26 to 29 in two military columns. The junta also attacked Nyaung Kan, Chan Thar Kone (aka Aung Chan Thar) and Inn Pat Villages in Khin-U Township on July 2. As a result, more than 6,000 locals from 14 different villages, as well as 3,500 locals from Nyaung Kan Village and 2,500 locals from Chan Thar Kone (aka Aung Chan Thar) and Inn Pat Villages have fled for safety.

Moreover, the junta forces have increasingly been attacking and committing arson in civilian areas. On June 27, a military column of around 70 junta personnel raided Ngar Pat Chaung Village in Wetlet Township, Sagaing Region, and set it on fire. As a result, over 120 houses were burned down and locals had to flee for safety.

According to data collected by AAPP, from February 2021 to July 3, 2023, (559) women across the country have been killed because of the junta’s actions. The highest number of fatalities occurred in Sagaing Region with (262). Moreover, (4,724) women have been arrested across the country. The highest number of women were arrested in Yangon Region with (1,220). Among the (4,724) women arrested, (3,649) are still detained in prisons.

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 

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