Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 20 November 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup, a total of (4,192) 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 (25,425) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (19,698) are currently in detention, (8,113) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (120) post-coup death row prisoners as of November 20, 2023. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (163) people who have been sentenced to death. (5,727) 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, most of the locals in Loikaw Town, Kayah State, were trapped inside the town due to clashes between junta forces and PDFs. Moreover, due to airstrikes and artillery fired from the junta forces, around 50 locals were killed. Additionally, a significant number of civilians were injured and approximately 40,000 locals had to flee for safety.

Starting from November 13, clashes between the Arakan Army and junta forces resumed, and the junta forces used naval vessels and helicopters during the clashes to shoot and capture local civilians. As a result of their artillery fires, there were numerous deaths and casualties. Moreover, civilians were trapped in the clashes, while the majority had to flee almost entirely out of town. In addition, the junta forces imposed a blockade on the whole Rakhine State. Because of that, students from Sittwe University were facing many difficulties in going back to their hometowns.

Furthermore, in places without any clashes, the junta forces have been using excessive force, dropping bombs on civilian areas that were not non-military targets with fighter planes, resulting in many, including children, killed and injured, along with houses being burnt and destroyed. On November 15, junta forces dropped bombs on Vawilu Village in Matupi Township, Chin State, killing 11 people, including children.

Additionally, the junta forces have taken civilians as hostages and human shields during their military offensives, and who are being tortured and killed. On November 17, junta forces launched an offensive into Tha Yet Kaing Village in Madaya Township, Mandalay Region, and killed 6 locals after apprehending them.

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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