“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration
AAPP Staff

Preface Since the military coup d'état in 1962, Burma has been in the grip of authoritarian rule. The junta has consistently practiced oppression, torture, arbitrary detention, and long-term imprisonment against perceived enemies of the regime… Read More

 
AAPP and FPPS launch report entitled entitled “After Release I had to restart my life from the beginning”
AAPP Staff

AAPP and FPPS launch report entitled ‘“After Release I had to restart my life from the beginning”: The Experience of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration’ 25 May 2016 The Assistance Association for Political Priso… Read More

 
AAPP-B monthly Chronology of April 2016 and Current Political Prisoners list
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 235 political activists were released following a series of presidential amnesties, two political activists were arrested in total, and 16 individuals were sentenced. Three political prisoners are reported to be in… Read More

 
On April 17, 2016 the President announced a pardon of 83 prisoners
AAPP Staff

On April 17, 2016 the President announced a pardon of 83 prisoners under 401. (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. AAPP is in the process of verifying this list. Included in the list is Myo Thu Htut, who AAPP has documented as being released on… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of March 2016
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 110 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma. 428 activists are currently awaiting trial for political actions, 130 of whom are incarcerated. Month In Review This month, 9 political activists were… Read More

 
Released Political Prisoners list on 17 Apr 2016
AAPP Staff

                            Photo credit (DVB) The President has announced the released of 83 political prisoners under a presidential order on Burmese New Year, April 17, 2016. AAPP can confirm 66 of the 83, and is in the process of further c… Read More

 
Released Political Prisoners list on 8 Apr 2016
AAPP Staff

Download PDF file114 released on 8 Apr 16… Read More

 
AAPP welcomes State Counsellors statement on the release of political prisoners
AAPP Staff

AAPP welcomes the statement from the State Counsellors office on April 7 2016 concerning the intended release of political prisoners in Burma. This statement demonstrates that the release of political prisoners, political activists, students and… Read More

 
121 Current Political Prisoner List in Burma 2016
AAPP Staff

AAPP’s political prisoners list includes individuals that fall under the definition of a political prisoner that was developed during the joint workshop between AAPP and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) in August 2014. AAPP holds records… Read More

 
Ko Tate Naing interview with DVB
AAPP Staff

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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 ➤