Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 7 August 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (3,897) people, including pro-democracy activists and civilians have been killed through military crackdowns against the pro-democracy movement.

Since the coup, a total of (24,228) people were arrested and among them, (19,740) are currently under detention, (7,010) of whom are serving sentences. 

It is verified today that (7) detainees in prisons who had been sentenced to death were commuted to life imprisonment on August 1, 2023. There are a total of (108) post-coup death row prisoners as of August 7, 2023. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (151) people who have been sentenced to death. (4,488) 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 fired guns and artillery shells at civilian areas across the country, they then raided and set fire to said areas, forcing locals to flee. 

On August 5, around 100 junta personnel attacked Tin Tein Yan Village in Ye-U Township, Sagaing Region. As a result, over 8,000 locals from over 20 villages including Shaw Hpyu, Shaw Kone, Zee Kone, Pauk Taw, Htan Taw, Chon Ywar, Myo Gyi, Tin Tein Yan and Ma Gyi Ni Villages had to flee for safety.

According to data collected by AAPP, from August 1 to 7, 2023, (12) people have been arrested by the junta across the country. In addition, (12) people have been given prison sentences under specious charges by courts subservient to the junta across the country.

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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“Our uprising must succeed” 

In Solidarity,