The discussion focused on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
AAPP Staff

On November 27, 2016, Ko Tate Naing and Zaw Moe attended a discussion organised by Equality Myanmar and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR)The discussion focused on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)… Read More

 
AAPP Event on the Protection and Prevention of Human Rights Abuses against Children
AAPP Staff

  U Min Ko Naing AAPP organized a lecture at Seikkyi Kanaungto High School on November 17, 2016. The topic of the lecture - that saw the participation of Min Ko Naing, Wunna New and Sandar Min - was the protection and the prevention of hum… Read More

 
AAPP-B Monthly Chronology of October 2016 and current Political Prisoners list
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 206 political prisoners in Burma. 98 are currently serving prison sentences,  24 are awaiting trial inside prison,  84 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 63 people were arre… Read More

 
Training Map and location
AAPP Staff

  Download for training-map-eng and Location… Read More

 
Ko Bo Kyi, Joint Secretary of AAPP-B met with Mr. Jon Fasman, Southeast Asia Bureau Chief (The Economist).
AAPP Staff

  Mr. Jon Fasman and Bo Kyi meet at AAPP-B's Yangon office on October 13, 2016.… Read More

 
AAPP-B Monthly Chronology of September 2016 and Current Political Prisoners list
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, one person was arrested and one was sentenced but immediately released. Three incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Restrictions on media and civil and political liberties have continue… Read More

 
Video: In Burma, ex-political prisoners struggle to return to normal life
AAPP Staff

And you can watch it online as early as Friday. REPORTERS REPORTERS Burma Aung San Suu Kyi political prisoners Latest update : 2016-09-23 Video: In Burma, ex-political prisoners struggle… Read More

"Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform" Report
AAPP Staff

Download for "Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform" Report  … Read More

 
AAPP launches report entitled ‘Prison Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’
AAPP Staff

25 September 2016   The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has today – 25 September 2016 – published a report entitled ‘Prisons Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’. The report will be available o… Read More

 
Request letter to State Counsellor, H.E Daw Aung San Suu Kyi:
AAPP Staff

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America. After having the opportunity to discuss ongoing human rights issues in Burma with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Unite… 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 ➤