‘Death toll by Myanmar over the thousand’

Protests against the military coup dรฉtat in Myanmar, more than half a year ago, killed more than a thousand people in total. Thats what the AAPP, an organization of former political prisoners from Myanmar states.

The organization regularly updates the state of affairs in the country. Almost 7400 people would have been arrested since the military took over power in February. Most of them were arrested for protesting against the military regime. The figures are disputed by the rulers. They also point to the fact that soldiers have also died in confrontations with protesters.

The military coup followed after elections won by the party of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She was then arrested and was under house arrest because she is suspected of corruption among other things. After that, massive protests and strikes broke out in the country, which were hit hard. Myanmars military leader, Min Aung Hlaing, repeated two weeks ago that elections will be held.