Women Subjected to Sexual Violence during the Spring Revolution under the Military Coup

Since the junta’s attempted coup on February 1, 2021, women, children, people of diverse sexual orientation, as well as men, have been facing sexual violence from soldiers, policemen, prison authorities, and affiliates of the junta all over the country. Some people were tortured severely to the point of death, and the surviving victims and their family members are suffering physically and mentally, struggling to overcome challenges in rebuilding their lives.

During this Spring Revolution, the junta has oppressed women in a variety of ways, such as subjecting them to inhumane violence, arresting, beating, torturing, and interrogating them in violation of their dignity, committing sexual violence in prison with no regard to their reputation and raping them before brutally murdering them. However, the activity of women in various sectors is still going strong in the face of such oppression. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) strongly urges the international community to take effective measures as soon as possible in accordance with international law against the junta that has been committing such heinous crimes.

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP)