Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 9 October 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup, a total of (4,143) 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 (500) deceased persons whose names are unknown and still need to be verified.

Since the coup, a total of (25,264) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (19,677) are currently in detention, (7,695) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (113) post-coup death row prisoners as of October 9, 2023. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (156) people who have been sentenced to death. (5,587) 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 judicial system across the country has been destroyed since the military coup. The junta has arrested the people protesting against the dictatorship and their family members. The courts subservient to the junta have been condemning people with harsh sentences, including life imprisonment, death penalty and long prison terms with hard labor, under specious charges.

According to the data collected by AAPP, from February 2021 to October 9, 2023, the courts subservient to the junta has sentenced a total of (7,695) individuals to serve time in prison, of which (1,138) are females and (6,554) are men, along with (3) people whose gender are not identified, but identifies as transgender across the country [included within LGBT]. Among them, there are (281) people who had been sentenced to life imprisonment, (98) people who had been sentenced to death penalty and (15) people who had been sentenced to both life imprisonment and death penalty.

Moreover, (3,961) out of (7,695) people, who had been imprisoned under various charges, were mostly given prison sentences under the charges of the Counter-Terrorism Law and (257) people had been charged with a prison sentence of 20 years or more. In addition, Mandalay Region ranks the highest in terms of imprisonment with (2,724) people being sentenced to prison, followed by Yangon Region with (1,319) people being sentenced to prison.

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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