Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 31 July 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (3,857) people, including pro-democracy activists and civilians have been killed through military crackdowns against the pro-democracy movement.

Since the coup, a total of (24,123) people were arrested and among them, (19,733) are currently under detention, (6,988) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (115) post-coup death row prisoners as of July 31, 2023. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (158) people who have been sentenced to death. (4,390) 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 attacked civilian areas across the country, including using artillery strikes. As a result, locals have had to evacuate areas for their safety. On July 26, junta forces and Pyu Saw Htee militiamen fired artillery shells and raided villages in Khin-U Township, Sagaing Region. Around 5,000 locals from Than Bo, Yay Aye Kone, Kyee Kan, Pauk Taw, In Kyin Pin and Saw Gyi Villages had to flee for safety. 

Even in the absence of clashes, junta forces used similar tactics in civilian areas, injuring many as a result. On July 24-25, LIB-530 of the junta fired with various heavy weaponry into Wan Kone Village, Pein Chit Village Tract in Loilen Lay Town, Kayah State. No clashes were recorded in the area. 5 people, including 2 elderly and a pregnant woman were severely injured.

According to data collected by AAPP, from July 1 to 31, 2023, (101) people across the country have been killed by the junta, with Sagaing Region reporting the highest death toll, at (57) victims. Of the (101) victims, (40) of them were killed in detainment, while (28) of them were killed by gunshot. 

Moreover, (144) people have been arrested across the country in July and (162) people have been given prison sentences under specious charges.

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: doc_data_team@aappb.org 

Interactive subdomain 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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