Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Date – 22 April 2024

Since the 1 February 2021 coup, a total of (4,912) 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 (26,549) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (20,350) are currently in detention, (8,930) of whom are serving sentences. 

There are a total of (123) post-coup death row prisoners as of 22 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. (6,199) 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, clashes between junta forces and a coalition of the Karen National Liberation Army and People’s Defence Force (KNLA/PDF), starting on the night of April 19, near the 2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Myawaddy Township, Kayin State, has intensified. During the clashes, there were deaths and casualties among the fleeing civilians. Moreover, due to the junta carrying out aerial bombings in Myawaddy Town, locals have been fleeing en masse, from their hometowns to the Thai-Myanmar Border. Hence, the number of internally displaced persons along the border has been increasing.

In Rakhine State, in addition to being responsible for trying to incite an ethnic riot, the junta carried out naval and air attacks into Mrauk-U Township, Sa Ne Town in Kyaukpyu Township, and Kyauktaw Township on April 18 and 19, leading to civilians having to flee for safety and suffering casualties.

Additionally, the junta personnel have been launching offensives into civilian areas and setting fire to civilian houses. On April 20, a military column with around 200 junta personnel raided Sein Kyaung Village in Myingyan Township, Mandalay Region, and set fire to the houses in the village, burning down around 400 houses. Furthermore, the military column raided one village after another, resulting in around 2,000 locals from the villages in the surrounding areas having 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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“Our uprising must succeed” 

In Solidarity,