Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Date – 12 February 2024

Since the 1 February 2021 coup, a total of (4,519) 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 (1,000) deceased persons whose names are unknown and still need to be verified.

Since the coup, a total of (26,056) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (20,087) are currently in detention, (8,781) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (119) post-coup death row prisoners as of 12 February 2024. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (162) people who have been sentenced to death. (5,969) 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, affiliates of the junta across the country have been threatening and arresting civilians to forcibly join the People’s Militia and receive military training. Moreover, the junta announced that the Military Service Law, which entails compulsory military service for every citizen from the age of 18, was enforced on February 10. In addition, it was reported that teachers and students from universities, colleges, and technological universities were being provided military training for over a month as part of a University Reserve Company in the Pathein University compound in Ayeyarwady Region. Additionally, the junta-appointed Prime Minister of Ayeyarwady Region also stated during the training that they may have to serve in the military if the situation calls for it.

Furthermore, beginning from the first week of February, junta forces have been launching ground offensives into villages in Kanbalu and Ye-U Townships in Sagaing Region, along with raiding, firing heavy weaponry, and opening fire from helicopters into the villages. As a result, over 20,000 locals have had to flee for safety.

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 it, please submit to the following address: 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,