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BURMA COUP WATCH FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2022: Junta’s executions spark global outcry as opposition promises payback

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Key summary points:

• The regime executed four political prisoners — a first in decades. Opposition forces staged protest actions and vowed to step up resistance.

• The junta continued to crack down on pro-democracy activists and commit atrocity crimes throughout the country. Soldiers had killed at least 2,138 civilians and arrested 14,402 as of 29 Jul.

• The ICJ dismissed the regime’s preliminary objections in The Gambia vs Myanmar case, allowing the proceedings to move forward.

• The World Bank projected a mere 3% growth in 2021-22, warning that political and economic uncertainty had severely damaged Burma’s financial system.

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