Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 2 October 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup, a total of (4,137) people, including pro-democracy activists and civilians have been killed by the junta and pro-military groups during the Spring Revolution. In addition to the total fatality figure, AAPP has documented around (450) deceased persons whose names are unknown and still need to be verified.

Since the coup, a total of (25,198) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (19,615) are currently in detention, (7,616) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (112) post-coup death row prisoners as of October 2, 2023. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (155) people who have been sentenced to death. (5,583) 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, the junta has been launching artillery shells at non-military target civilian areas, including schools, hospitals, and religious buildings, since the coup. These actions are considered to be war crimes and human rights violations. Only within this month, the junta has continued its artillery attacks in various regions and states, including Mindat Town in Chin State, Hpakant Town in Kachin State, Hpruso Township in Kayah State, and Salingyi Township in Sagaing Region. These attacks have resulted in injuries to civilians and forced local residents to evacuate from their homes.

On September 27, LIB-102 of the junta forces, based in Wuntho Town, launched 3 shells of 155 mm Howitzer at Gyoe Taung Village in Wuntho Township, Sagaing Region. As a result of the explosion inside the monastery in the village, 20 students and a teacher were injured, with 6 of them sustaining serious injuries.

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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