Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Date – 4 March 2024

Since the 1 February 2021 coup, a total of (4,640) 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 (26,220) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (20,156) are currently in detention, (8,829) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (121) post-coup death row prisoners as of 4 March 2024. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (164) people who have been sentenced to death. (6,064) 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 the previous week, junta forces carried out airstrikes, targeting civilian areas, markets, hospitals, schools, and religious buildings, as opposed to military targets. This occurred across the country, including Chin State, Sagaing Region, Shan State, Rakhine State, and Tanintharyi Region, continuously committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

In Rakhine State, junta forces fired artillery shells into the Korea Port Travelling Market near Myoma Market in Sittwe Town on February 29, killing 13 locals and seriously injuring many. Moreover, on February 27, they also carried out an aerial bombing on Min Phoo Hospital in Minbya Township, damaging the building and injuring prisoners-of-war and locals seeking treatment in the hospital, along with hospital staff. On the same day, the junta forces also carried out an aerial bombing with a fighter plane on Thay Kan Village in Minbya Township, injuring internally displaced people and destroying a school and numerous houses.

During clashes between junta forces and the PDF in Ah Shey Taw Area, in Dawei Township, Tanintharyi Region, the junta forces opened fire heavy weapons on villages with civilians in them, in addition to the site of the clashes, while also dropping bombs aerially. As a result, houses were destroyed, locals were killed and injured, and around 7,000 locals had to flee for safety. Moreover, on the morning of March 1, junta forces dropped bombs with a helicopter three times on Saw Hpyar Village, Thayetchaung Township, causing locals to urgently flee.

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,