OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 2017
AAPP Staff

TRAININGS Human Rights, Human Rights Documentation, and Transitional Justice Training in Kachin State Transitional justice training in Kachin State As a part of the series of regular Trainings on Transitional Justice, AAPP held one long… Read More

 
AAPP Monthly Chronology of October 2017 and Current Political Prisoners list
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW In October, five people were arrested. Four people were charged, two individuals under Section 8 of the Import and Export Law, one individuals under Sections 17/1 and 17/2 of the Unlawful Associations Act, and one person under… Read More

 
September 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology
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MONTH IN REVIEW In September, three individuals were arrested including one civilian, one land rights activist under Section 294, 392, 440, and 447 of the Penal Code, and one activist under Section 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Proces… Read More

 
August 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW In August, there were 38 arrests including one freelance reported under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, one former child soldier and one activist under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code, one activist under Section 3… Read More

 
Visit to the Vaˊclav Havel Library
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On September 6, the delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, including Upper House representatives, Vice-Chairman U Aye Thar Aung, and U Thein Swe, Lower House Representative U Myo Naing, AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi, and Head of AAPP’s R… Read More

 
Meeting with Minister of Justice of Czech Republic
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On September 5, Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic, Mr.Robert Pelik'an, met the delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, including Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, including Upper House Representative U Thein Swe,… Read More

 
Discussion with Vice-chairman of the Lower House of the Czech Republic
AAPP Staff

On September 5, Vice-chairman of the Lower House of the Czech Republic, Mr Jan Bartosex, met the delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, including Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, and AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi to… Read More

 
Study Tour Group Including AAPP Representatives Leaves for the Czech Republic
AAPP Staff

On September 2, a delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, led by Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, including Upper House Representative U Thein Swe, Lower House Representative U Myo Naing, AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi… Read More

 
Czech Republic Deputy Minister Met with a delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives
AAPP Staff

On September 4, His Excellency Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Va’clav Kolaja, met a delegation of lawmakers and representative of AAPP, including Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, and AAPP’s Joint Secretary U B… Read More

 
July 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW In July, 31 individuals were arrested, four under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, 17 under Section 188 of the Penal Code, and ten villagers. This month, 42 were charged, 13 farmers under Sections 294, 341, 447, and… 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 ➤