Civilians’ Properties Unjustly Being Confiscated under the Military Coup

May 1, 2024

Since seizing state power three years ago in February 2021, the junta has tortured and killed unarmed civilians across the country, who have peacefully protested against the military coup. The military have also arbitrarily arrested and sentenced them to prison under specious charges. Moreover, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has documented the seizure of (1159) civilian properties in total, including houses, schools, religious buildings, business establishments, and so on, that belong to (934) civilians. They include strike committee members, pro-democracy activists protesting against the junta, members of the previous government, members of political parties, education staff, people involved in the media, and businessmen.

Since seizing power in Myanmar, the junta has been carrying out horrific terror attacks targeting civilians and resorting to all kinds of brutal measures to instil fear among the population. AAPP will continue to document these human rights violations to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their criminal acts, and to put an end to this horrendous tradition of impunity once and for all. We also urge the international community, including the United Nations, to implement mechanisms that will take effective action against the junta, to end the calamities the people of Myanmar have been facing, as soon as possible.

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP)