Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 4 September 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup, a total of (4,035) people, including pro-democracy activists and civilians have been killed by the junta and pro-military groups during the Spring Revolution.

Since the coup, a total of (24,674) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (19,887) are currently in detention, (7,291) of whom are serving sentences. 

There are a total of (103) post-coup death row prisoners as of September 4, 2023. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (146) people who have been sentenced to death. (4,787) 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 the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners’ Documentation and Research Team, junta forces have carried out attacks in non-military target civilian areas, despite the absence of any ongoing clashes in the recent weeks. On August 30, over 150 junta forces personnel from LIB-361 attacked the villages to the south of Kanbalu Township, located in Sagaing Region. As a result, approximately 8,000 locals from 14 villages, including Taunt Te Kone, Koe Myo, Nyaung Zin Gyi, Hpa Lon Chaing, Tha Yet Gaung, Thoe Boe, Ngar Yar Ne, Min Bar and Let Khoke Kone Villages, had to flee for safety.

Moreover, on September 1, junta forces launched artillery shells from Pala Town Police Station, located in Palaw Township, in Tanintharyi Region. The explosion caused by the artillery shells resulted in the injury of 6 locals of nº.3 Ward of Pala Town, including a 14-year-old student, and house destruction due to shrapnel.

According to data collected by AAPP, from January to September 4, 2023, (1,111) people have been killed by the junta across the country. Among (1,111) deceased, the highest number of people killed in detention amounts to (398) victims and Sagaing Region records the highest proportion of junta-related deaths with (620) victims.

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,