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Myanmar forces kill 256 people in May, Arakan records highest casualties: AAPP

Lu Htet Naing, Narinjara News, 8 June 2024

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) revealed that during May a total of 256 individuals, including 74 women, were killed across Myanmar due to the actions taken by the military regime in Naypyidaw.


The AAPP  statement, issued on 5 June, also stated that the deceased individuals were authenticated with their name and other details.


Among the victims, there are two categories, where some were shot dead and others were killed after their arrest within 1 to 31 May 2024.


The highest death tolls occurred in Arakan State, where 48 individuals were killed after being captured by the junta soldiers.

At least  58 individuals, including 7 women, were fatally shot dead and 39 of these fatalities took place in Sagaing region.

Similarly, 86 individuals, including 8 women, were killed after being detained. Arakan State recorded the highest number of such deaths (48).

From the military coup (1 February 2021) till 5 June 2024, the total number of democracy activists and people killed during the spring revolution by the junta forces along with its affiliates  reached 5,233. The AAPP compiled a separate list of  1,800 victims, whose names are still under investigation and necessary verification.


Additionally, a total of 26,824 people were arrested during the military coup, out of them 20,565 are still behind bars. Moreover, 9,156 were sentenced to prison terms.

"There are 124 post-coup death-row prisoners. 119 were already sentenced in absentia with 43 receiving death sentences. 6,259 people were released," added the statement.

These are the figures compiled by the AAPP, where actual numbers will be much higher. The AAPP said that they will continue updating the information as more details are confirmed.


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