AAPP-B Submission to the UN General Assembly
AAPP Staff

AAPP has submitted a report to the 65th UN General Assembly reminding the Burmese Government of its commitment to signing on to the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT). The report references a statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tha… Read More

 
The meeting with Mr. Espen Skran from the Oslo Centre and AAPP-B
AAPP Staff

The meeting with Mr. Espen Skran from the Oslo Centre and the joint secretary of Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) ( AAPP-B) Ko Bo Kyi, AAPP-B members Ko Saw ThetTun and Ko Zaw Moewas held at AAPP office in Thingangyun Townsh… Read More

 
Chinese Firm in Burma Drops Kidnapping Charges Against Student Activist
AAPP Staff

RANGOON — Chinese mining firm Wanbao has dropped charges against 20-year-old Phyu Hnin Htwe, an activist accused of involvement in the kidnapping of two contractors working on the company’s Letpadaung copper mine site in late May. Phyu Hnin Ht… Read More

 
Currently Political Prisoners list in Burma
AAPP Staff

there are 74 activists incarcerated in Burma, with 130 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act continues to account for a large number of these arrests and incarcer… Read More

 
AAPP-B Monthly Chronology for September 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation As of September’s end, there are 80 activists incarcerated in Burma, with 130 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act continues to… Read More

 
Rehabilitation of Former Political Prisoner Workshop
AAPP Staff

Professor Roman David (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) discussed the rehabilitation of former political prisoners from the Czech Republic during a former held at the AAPP(B) Rangoon Offices on September 29, 2014, with the meeting running between… Read More

 
Data Collecting in Shan State
AAPP Staff

  AAPP-B and Former Political Prisoners Society met with former political prisoners of Taunggyi, Shan State, for the program of Collecting Data of All Former Political Prisoners. The joint group of AAPP-B and FPPS collected the data of former po… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of August 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation March, 2014 By the end of August, 84 political prisoners were incarcerated in Burma, while approximately 122 individuals have been charged for politically motivated actions and await trial. The number of political… Read More

 
AAPP & FPPS Press Release about the Definition of a Political Prisoner
AAPP Staff

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and the Former Political Prisoners Society sponsored a joint seminar on August 17th and 18th that sought to establish a working definition of a political prisoner. The seminar received 50 attende… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of July 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation Despite President Thein Sein’s promise to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013, many individuals remain behind bars and the government continues to arrest and incarcerate new political prisoners. By t… Read More

 

Welcome to Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), also known as AAPP, is a non-profit Burmese human rights organization based in Mae Sot, Thailand. AAPP was founded in 2000 by two former political prisoners living in exile in Thailand, Ko Tate Naing and Ko Bo Kyi. The organization has since been run by former political prisoners and on 2012 we have opened two more offices inside Burma, in Rangoon and Mandalay. We advocate and lobby for the release of remaining political prisoners and for the improvement of the lives of political prisoners after their release. The various assistance programs for political prisoners and their family members are aimed at ensuring they have access to education, vocational trainings, mental health counseling and healthcare.

A brief introduction to what we do

Advocacy & Lobbying

AAPP continues to campaign inside and outside Burma for the immediate release of all remaining political prisoners. The key tasks are to establish dialogue with the Burmese government and civil societies inside Burma, while maintaining relationships with international organizations such as the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty, International Committee of the Red Cross and many others. Read more ➤

Mental Health Assistance Program (MHAP)

The Mental Health Assistance Program (MHAP) has been developed by AAPP in collaboration with John Hopkins University (JHU) in order to assist former political prisoners to recover from mental health problems, such as trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. Read more ➤

Educational and Vocational Assistance Program

In the past former political prisoners and family members have faced difficulties re-entering the workforce or continuing their tertiary education due to government restrictions and a lack of financial resources. AAPP provides educational scholarships to political prisoners and their family members during and after their release. Read more ➤

Documentation & Research

The Documentation and Research team is responsible for the production of reports, documentation and data on the political landscape inside Burma through our website and social media. The team provides a valuable and reliable source to international researchers, advisors, and journalists working on the protection of human rights activists in Burma. Read more ➤