AAPP Raises Concerns Despite Presidential Amnesty
AAPP Staff

AAPP Raises Concerns Despite Presidential Amnesty January 22, 2016 Today - January 22, 2016- the Government of Burma released 102 prisoners in a presidential amnesty under Section 401/ B of the Criminal Procedure. Among those released were 52… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of December 2015 and Remaining Political prisoners list and facing trial list
AAPP Staff

Month In Review This month, four political activists were arrested in total, seven individuals were sentenced, and six were released. Nineteen political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. One month after the historic elections in Burma, p… Read More

 
Pamphlet of AAPP-B
AAPP Staff

Objectives 1.To accurately report the number of political prisoners held in Burma, and the human rights violations carried out against them in various detention centers,prisons and labor camps. 2. To advocate for prisons reforms to lessen the… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of November 2015 and remaining Political Prisoners list and Facing trial list
AAPP Staff

Month in Review This month, twenty-three political activists were arrested in total. Thirty-two were sentenced, and one was released. Six political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. A hunger strike that was launched on October 23 spread t… Read More

 
After the elections, what next for Myanmar’s political prisoners?
AAPP Staff

December 2 2015: Last month's elections have been heralded as a victory for peaceful political change in Myanmar. Now the President must make good on his promise to increase political freedoms, say Aileen Thomson and Bo Kyi.Downtown Yangon. The peace… Read More

 
Students on Hunger Strike Tortured at Myin Gyan Prison
AAPP Staff

Students on Hunger Strike Tortured at Myin Gyan Prison 13 November 2015 AAPP calls for immediate action and an investigation into acts of torture committed against students Si Thu Myant and Soe Hlaing at Myin Gyan Prison on November 6, 2015… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of October 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of October, there are 112 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma and 486 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 10 political activists were arre… Read More

 
AAPP calls for political freedom in the lead up to the November 8 election
AAPP Staff

AAPP calls for political freedom in the lead up to the November 8 election October 22, 2015 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) calls for the right to political freedom to be upheld in the lead-up to the election and f… Read More

 
AAPP demand the release of Social Media Activists
AAPP Staff

October 17, 2015 AAPP demand the release of Social Media Activists The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) call for the immediate and unconditional release of Patrick Kum Jaa Lee and Chaw Sandi Tun who have been arrested a… Read More

 
AAPP-B Monthly Chronology of September 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of September, there are 96 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 466 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, six political activists were arrest… 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 human rights organization based in Mae Sot, Thailand. AAPP was founded in 2000 by former political prisoners living in exile on the Thai/Burma border. Since then, the organization has been run by former political prisoners, with two offices being opened inside Burma in 2012, one in Rangoon and the other in Mandalay. AAPP advocates and lobbies 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 task is to establish dialogue with the Burmese government and civil society inside Burma, while maintaining relationships with international organizations such as the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty, the 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 recovering 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 collecting data on political prisoners and documenting the changing political landscape inside Burma. Reports are published on our website, and updates can be found on our website and through 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 ➤