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Burma Coup Watch for Month of May 2021: Lacking Control and Concern, Junta Tries to Keep Itself Alive

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During May alone, security forces killed at least 125 civilians and displaced over 150,000. There were 530 violent attacks that either targeted or failed to protect civilians in the first three weeks of May, and a total 2,098 incidents 1 Feb–21 May. In total, they have killed over 1,000 civilians, injured thousands more, displaced over 200,000 mainly ethnic minority people, and detained at least 5,554 politicians, activists, journalists and others, in attacks against the democracy movement.

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