Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Date – 8 April 2024

Since the 1 February 2021 coup, a total of (4,864) 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 (26,490) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (20,317) are currently in detention, (8,908) of whom are serving sentences.

There are a total of (123) post-coup death row prisoners as of 8 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. (6,173) 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, the number of deaths of political prisoners in prisons across various states and regions between January and March 2024 has been increasing. According to the information gathered by AAPP, two female political prisoners and eight male political prisoners, totaling ten political prisoners, had died, with the majority of them succumbing due to inadequate medical care.

The number of deaths and casualties resulting from the mines and explosive weaponry left behind during the junta forces clashed with PDFs and EROs across the country, which began after the unlawful seizure of power by the junta, had been increasing. AAPP was able to document 7 deaths resulting from explosions of mines planted by the junta during the first three months of 2024.

In the previous weeks, junta forces raided villages and set fire to houses and property, resulting in civilians losing their housing and belongings. On April 3, junta forces set fire to Yae Myet Nii Village in Tilin Township, Magway Region, burning down over 250 houses. Additionally, starting from March 17, junta forces set fire to Thayarwady Village in Kale Township, Sagaing Region, multiple times, almost burning down the entire village.

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,