Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Date – 16 May 2024

Since the 1 February 2021 coup, a total of (5,092) 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 (1,800) deceased persons whose names are unknown and still need to be verified.

Since the coup, a total of (26,688) people have been arrested by the junta in relation to its seizure of power, (20,464) are currently in detention, (8,999) of whom are serving sentences. 

There are a total of (123) post-coup death row prisoners as of 16 May 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. (6,224) 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 the data collected by the AAPP, from May 1 to 16, 2024, (14) women and (11) men; (25) people in total, were killed by the junta in Rakhine State and there are a 14-year-old boy and (7) people who were 60 years old and over 60. The identities of whom have been verified. Among (25) deaths, (11) people were killed by the junta’s artillery strikes, recording the highest number of fatalities.

On May 14, at around 9 p.m., junta forces opened fire with heavy weaponry into Lin Thee Village, Thandwe Township, Rakhine State. The resulting explosion from two artillery shells in the village, killed nine locals from the village and one from Shwe Hlay Village, due to artillery shrapnel.

AAPP will continue to provide updates 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,