AAPP monthly chronology of July 2017 and Current Political Prisoners list
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

 
Nelson Mandela International Day Promoting Humane Conditions of Imprisonment
AAPP Staff

July 18 - Nelson Mandela International Day Promoting Humane Conditions of Imprisonment. On this day, AAPP are highlighting four prison conditions in Burma which violate prisoner’s human rights.  Overcrowding, access to healthcare, torture and a l… Read More

 
Discussion about Prison Reform at MNHRC
AAPP Staff

On July 14, U Bo Kyi, U Aung Myo Kyaw, and U Kyaw Soe Win from Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) visited the office of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and discussed prison reforms with U Yu Lwin Aung, U Ny… Read More

 
June 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 212 individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activities. 41 are currently serving prison sentences, 49 are awaiting trial inside prison, 122 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIE… Read More

 
Human Rights Lecture at Bago University
AAPP Staff

On July 13, a human rights lecture was held at the Bago University organized by AAPP, Bago 88 Peace and Open Society, and Bago University Student Union . U Aung Myo Kyaw from AAPP was the master of ceremony and Chairman of the Bago Division Parli… Read More

 
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)
AAPP Staff

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 entry into force 26 June 1987, in accor… Read More

 
Statement for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2017
AAPP Staff

Vimutti Women’s Organization (VWO), the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), Women’s League of Burma (WLB), the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (NDBurma), and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for an end to… Read More

 
TORTURE CAMPAIGN 2017
AAPP Staff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa0HQ46aCpc  … Read More

 
May 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology
AAPP Staff

MAY CHRONOLOGY 2017 Summary of the Current Situation: There are 249 individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activities.40 are currently serving prison sentences, 87 are awaiting trial inside prison, 122 are awaiting trial outside prison.… Read More

 
MNHRC Meeting with AAPP in Rangoon
AAPP Staff

  On June 6, 2017, representatives of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) Chief Director Phone Kywe, Directors Thura Kyaw and Human Rights Commissioners U Yu Lwin Aung, Dr.Myint Kyi and staffs visited The Assistance Assoc… 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 ➤