Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 4 December 2023

Since the February 1, 2021 coup, a total of (4,232) 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 (25,495) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (19,707) are currently in detention, (8,249) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (120) post-coup death row prisoners as of December 4, 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. (5,788) 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 have been carrying out aerial bombings on civilian areas across the country, including Muse Township in Shan State, Pale Township and Taze Town in Sagaing Region, Phyu Township in Bago Region, and Rezua Town in Chin State. This has resulted in civilian deaths and casualties, along with the destruction of hospitals, schools, religious buildings, and houses.

Moreover, in the resumed clashes in Rakhine State starting from November 13, the junta forces have been firing various weaponry from their army and navy. As a result, the rate of deaths and casualties of civilians is rising. The junta forces have been raiding civilian areas and setting them on fire, destroying civilian houses along with schools. Additionally, due to the land and navy blockade in Rakhine State, commodity prices have been rising, and there are shortages of basic food products.

After the coup, the junta has been using excessive force in carrying out attacks on civilian targets, along with committing mass murders. On December 2, junta forces and Pyu Saw Htee militiamen raided Kya Paing Village in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, and committed mass murder of the locals by burning them alive, along with setting fire to houses, burning down over 100 houses.

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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In Solidarity,