July 2021

July 1, 2021

Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said the international community must
not accept the release of over 2,000 detainees on June 30 as a relaxation and junta will not
be removed unless there is intense pressure.
Global brands such as Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Jelly Bunny, KOI planned to leave Myanmar

July 2, 2021

Telenor Group said it was “in the process of evaluating various options with regards to its
presence” in Myanmar.
Fights in Kayah (Karenni) State resumed after two weeks of ceasefire as regime’s forces
advanced via artillery shelling into civilians’ community.
Heavy artillery shells towards civilian houses in Sagaing’s Kawlin resulted in two deaths.

July 3, 2021

Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and People Defense Force (PDF) teamed up and attacked junta’s forces near Kawline of Sagaing Region which killed at least 20 junta’s soldiers. The US designated 22 individuals connected to the regime including the wife of Min Aung Hlaing, Daw Thet Thet Khine, the Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and U Aung Naing Oo, the Minister for Investment and Foreign Relations. Junta killed over 30 people including local PDFs and civilians using heavy artillery weapons in Tebayin, Sagaing region.

July 4, 2021

Residents of Kalay from Saging Region were subjected to sounds of explosions and gunshots, a man reportedly died from heart failure due to loud explosions. The first batch of PDF completed training in Shwebo township of Sagaing Region.

July 5, 2021

Signs of COVID-19 third wave accelerated as hospitals refused patients with low oxygen levels. Kawline PDF ambushed the military trucks on Kawline-Shwebo highway, killing 20 junta’s soldiers while suffering two deaths.

July 6, 2021

The military regime tried to raise funds by selling of government fixed-assets towards private buyers (cronies). Junta’s electricity department was seen cutting off services to houses that did not pay the bills.

July 7, 2021

Zaw Naing Win, the Chief of Staff for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as an assistant to the State Counsellor was sentenced to seven years in prison for joining Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). Japan’s Diet members swore in that they would put in more efforts for Japan to recognize the National Unity Government (NUG).

July 8, 2021

Telenor, the Norwegian telecommunication operator, sold its Myanmar operations to Lebanese investment firm M1 Group for USD 105 million. Clash between junta’s forces and the local PDF claimed the lives of one each from both sides.

July 9, 2021

Junta warned citizens on national TV that electricity supplies could be disrupted if they continue refusing to pay their bills as part of a boycott. UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated that millions of people in Myanmar would face food insecurity in six months’ time.

July 10, 2021

Sagaing People Defense Force (SPDF) announced that nearly 200 soldiers from junta’s side were reportedly killed during the recent battles. Junta ordered private oxygen plants to stop refilling oxygen cylinders for private users or face power-cut.

July 11, 2021

Joint force of Myaing PDF and Pale PDF attack military reinforcement trucks on Pale-Khin
Aye highway road, killing 20 soldiers.
Chin National Front (CNF) said more than 4000 youths had completed military training.

July 12, 2021

Regime’s spokesperson Zaw Min Tun admitted during the press conference that the military had controlled and limited the supply of oxygen “to stop the public from refilling their oxygen cylinders unnecessarily”.

July 13, 2021

Local medias reported that corpses are piling up at Yay Way cemetery in Yangon City due to Covid-related deaths straining funeral capacity. The US called out genocides and atrocities happening in six countries including Myanmar.

July 14, 2021

The regime’s minister for Foreign Affairs Wunna Maung Lwin attended the Special US- ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting.

July 15, 2021

A clash between Kalay PDF and junta’s forces in the south of Kalay and at least 17 soldiers from junta side were killed while the people side suffered four casualties. Dickens and Madson lobby firm hired by junta to project positive image at the international level terminated its contract due to its inability to receive payment for the services.

July 16, 2021

Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF) and Karenni Army (Kn.A) responded to junta’s offensives near Bawlake township in Kayah State. Junta announced in its propaganda newspaper that it had detained U Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo, an elected member of Parliament representing NLD in Yangon’s Hlaing Township and his wife on July 10.

July 17, 2021

AAPP reported that there had been outbreak in many prisons across Myanmar- Insein, Hpa- an Taung Galay, Taunggyi and Taungoo prisons.

July 18, 2021

NUG published an open letter to the Secretary General of the UN, requesting an urgent humanitarian assistance for the people of Myanmar in response to Covid-19 crisis. Four villagers from Shwebo Township were shot to dead by junta’s forces. Political activist Tin Htut Paing was arrested by the junta.

July 19, 2021

The 74 th Martyrs’ Day Ceremony was held without the presence of the detained State Counsellor, Aung Sann Suu Kyi. A UNHCR convoy arrived in Mindat, providing non-food aid items to 5,000 people in need.

July 20, 2021

NLD’s Central Executive Committee Member U Nyan Win died of Covid-19 at the age of 79. 15 mutilated bodies of civilians were discovered in Kani Township of Sagaing Region, witnesses confirmed the junta’s soldiers were the culprits of those killings.

July 21, 2021

Regime’s forces raided Palaing Village of Sagaing Region, killing some 26 PDF members and four civilians.

July 22, 2021

European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) estimated that Covid-19 situation is Myanmar was likely the worst in Southeast Asia and expected to deteriorate further.

July 23, 2021

An anti-coup protest was staged inside Insein Prison.

July 24, 2021

Local news DVB reported that junta’s soldiers had used live ammos in cracking down the protest inside Insein prison and casualties were up to 20 people. The political activists who lead the movement were held in isolation.

July 25, 2021

NUG’s Education and Health Minister Dr Zaw Wai Soe said during press conference that NUG would soon start providing Covid 19 vaccines to the people of Myanmar. Tamu Security Group (TSG) announced that a clash in Tamu township had killed nine of junta’s soldiers. Heavy monsoon downpours caused floods in Mon State.

July 26, 2021

At least 20 regime’s soldiers from Mindat Township of Chin State surrendered their weapons and joined forces with the Chinland Defense Force (CDF). The World Bank said that Myanmar would see a loss of one million employment and the economy to deteriorate by 18%. Junta announced the results of 2020 Myanmar General Election had been annulled.

July 27, 2021

The 474 Myanmar-based rights groups filed complaint to Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) against Telenor over ‘irresponsible’ sale of business. Mya Taung protest in Mandalay was cracked down and two protesters were shot to death.

July 28, 2021

The United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin condemned the actions of military junta and urged the regional bloc to continue demanding an end to violence in Myanmar. At least 57 PDF members were arrested by the military council in Mingin of Sagaing Region after they were tricked into discussing a potential peace agreement.

July 29, 2021

Mya Taung Monastry in Mandalay was surrounded by junta’s forces in the evening, they later abducted a number of people for supposedly keeping protest materials in possession. An elderly monk who was on oxygen support passed away during the incident.


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