January Newsletter 2018
AAPP Staff

TRAININGS                                                                            Training in Mawlamyaing City, Mon State Human Rights, Documentation of Human Rights Violations and Transitional Justice Training (Basic) in Kachin State A… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of January and Current Political Prisoners list
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW In January, 11 people were arrested, two protesters under Penal Code section 153 and 505(b), eight demonstrators under Section 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Protest Act (PAPPA), and one man under both the Flag Law an… Read More

 
Human Rights and Good Governance Discussion at Kyauk Kyee Township
AAPP Staff

On February 5, AAPP held a discussion about human rights and good governance for village and ward administrators at Kyaukkyi Township, Bago Division, from 10 am to 4 pm. Kyaukkyi Township Administrator, U Tin Myo Aung, gave an opening speech, and… Read More

 
a human rights and good governance administration lecture at Pago.
AAPP Staff

On January 31, AAPP held a discussion about human rights and good governance for village and ward administrators at Thanatpin Township, Bago Division, from 10 am to 4 pm. Thanatpin Township Administrator U Than Naing gave an opening speech… Read More

 
AAPP Monthly Newsletter for December 2017
AAPP Staff

TRAININGS Documentation of Human Rights Violations and Transitional Justice Training (Basic) in Southern Shan State                                          Transitional justice trainng in Taunggyi City As a part of the series of regular Docume… Read More

 
December Monthly Chronology 2017 and Current Political Prisoners
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW In December, eight people were arrested, two journalists under Section 3(1) of the 1923 Official Secrets Act, one lawyer under Penal Code sections 302 and 307, and three teachers, one teaching assistant and one villager from In… Read More

 
AAPP Monthly Newsletter for November 2017
AAPP Staff

TRAININGS Advanced Human Rights, Human Rights Documentation, and Transitional Justice Training in Mon State                                               Advanced transitional justice training AAPP held one long advanced Training in the… Read More

 
November 2017 Monthly Chronology
AAPP Staff

MONTH IN REVIEW In November, three people were arrested, one individual under Section 17/1 of the Unlawful Association Act, one land activist under charges including Sections 279(a), 427, 447, and 494 of the Penal Code, and one individual unde… Read More

 
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

 
October 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology
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

 

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 ➤