Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Date – 1 April 2024

Since the 1 February 2021 coup, a total of (4,810) 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 (1,700) deceased persons whose names are unknown and still need to be verified.

Since the coup, a total of (26,468) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (20,296) are currently in detention, (8,882) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (123) post-coup death row prisoners as of 1 April 2024. (119) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (43) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (166) people who have been sentenced to death. (6,172) 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, civilians across the country have been facing various hardships due to war crimes committed by the junta, leading to an increase in the number of internally displaced persons and creating an urgent need for humanitarian assistance. 

In the previous week, a junta naval vessel in the Jain River opened fire with heavy weaponry at Dhamma Tha Village, Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State, almost burning down  the village, without any clashes occurring. Consequently, locals had to flee for safety. The Southeast Command Headquarters of the junta blocked access to food and aid that was directed to the people affected by the fire, and internally displaced persons, in the surrounding area. Moreover, in some townships in southern Rakhine State, despite no clashes occurring, locals had to flee for safety due to aerial attacks and the firing of heavy weaponry by junta forces.

Additionally, junta forces and Pyu Saw Htee militiamen in Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Region, have been forcibly compelling local youths in villages to attend Pyu Saw Htee militia training. With the enactment of the conscription law, forced recruitment has worsened.

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,