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Death toll since Myanmar coup tops 1,000, says activist group

/ 03:49 PM August 18, 2021
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Protesters make the three-finger salute during a flash mob demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on June 25, 2021. AFP

The death toll as a result of Myanmar’s Feb. 1 coup passed 1,000 on Wednesday, according to an official of the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group, which has been recording killings by security forces.

A spokesman for the ruling junta did not respond to a call to request comment. The military authorities have previously said the AAPP figures, widely cited by international organizations, are exaggerated.

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The army has also said scores of members of the security forces have been killed. The AAPP does not include them in its count.

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