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Coup Watch October 2023: Illegal Junta Hit by More Sanctions and Resistance Offensive

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  • As of 31 Oct, there were at least 27,234 armed clashes and attacks against civilians since 1 Feb 2021. As of 23 Oct, there were at least 1,659,600 displaced people since 1 Feb 2021. Junta troops continued their violent crimes.
  • Operation 1027: Resistance Alliance catches junta off guard, takes control of border towns, bases in N. Shan State.
  • Junta kills 29 Kachin IDPs in midnight air and artillery strike.
  • US adds to sanctions on junta banks by sanctioning Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), but fails to ban its trade with US nationals, freeze US assets.
  • ASEAN Chair Indonesia silent after state-owned companies exposed in junta weapons trade.
  • China, Russia, and India at junta’s NCA anniversary, but key signatories boycott.
  • Junta sends delegation to Teknaf to move forward forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
  • Junta’s Digital Coup: 2nd in online repression, 1,300 users arrested, and a looming surveillance data hoard.
  • Junta cancels passports in brazen act of transnational repression.
  • Friendless Min Aung Hlaing turned away from BRI and BIMSTEC gatherings.
  • Chin refugees invoke Filipino universal jurisdiction against junta.
  • Joint KNLA-PDF Forces overwhelm junta troops in Kawkareik attack.
  • ILO report gathers evidence of junta’s forced labor practices and union busting.

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