Healthcare Support for former political prisoners
AAPP Staff

AAPP visited and provided money for health care to Ko Maung Maung, a former political prisoner, on 21 July 2014, who is suffering from bone cancer and lung cancer. He is currently admitted in the Green Cross Hospital.… Read More

 
Healthcare Support for former political prisoners
AAPP Staff

An AAPP affiliate visited and provided health care money to former political prisoner, Ko Myint Han, on July 21 2014, who is suffering from Diabetes. He is currently admitted into the Green Cross Hospital.… Read More

 
Truth telling_Yaytashay Township
AAPP Staff

   36 survivors of the military regime from Yartashay, Bago Region, who were sent to front line as porter in 1997, were telling their true story at NLD Yartashay office on July 15, 2014.… Read More

 
AAPP Press Statement: Unity Weekly Journalists Sentenced
AAPP Staff

AAPP Press Statement: Unity Weekly Journalists Sentenced On Thursday July 10, 2014, the CEO and four reporters from the Unity Weekly received a ten-year sentence for “disclosing state secrets.” In spite of the government’s purported commitment… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of June 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation As of June’s end, there are sixty-five political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 102 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. Notwithstanding the president’s commitment to the release of al… Read More

 
Data Collecting at Kyaunggon Township
AAPP Staff

  AAPP-B and Former Political Prisoners Society met with former political prisoners of Kyaunggon, Ayeyarwaddy Region, for the program of Collecting Numbers of All Former Political Prisoners. The joint group of AAPP-B and FPPS collected the data of… Read More

 
Data Collecting at Kyon Pyaw Township
AAPP Staff

  AAPP-B and Former Political Prisoners Society met with former political prisoners of Kyon Pyaw, Ayeyarwaddy Region, for the program of Collecting Numbers of All Former Political Prisoners. The joint group of AAPP-B and FPPS collected the data of f… Read More

 
The Opening ceremony of Human Rights short course in Myaungmya T/sp
AAPP Staff

      The Opening ceremony of Human Rights short course in Myaungmya on the 4th July, 2014 that was provided by AAPP-B and was organized by Myaungmya District Former Political Prisoners Network.  … Read More

 
AAPP met with members of the National Democratic Force (NDF)
AAPP Staff

Members of Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, Burma (“AAPP”), including the Joint Secretary, Ko Bo Kyi, met with members of the National Democratic Force (“NDF”), including the NDF chairman, U Khin Maung Swe. The meeting was held at th… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of May 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation Although the Burmese government maintains that no political prisoners remain in Burma, AAPP’s numbers have been steadily increasing since the end of 2013. At the end of May, there was exactly sixty confirmed po… 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 Burmese human rights organization based in Mae Sot, Thailand. AAPP was founded in 2000 by two former political prisoners living in exile in Thailand, Ko Tate Naing and Ko Bo Kyi. The organization has since been run by former political prisoners and on 2012 we have opened two more offices inside Burma, in Rangoon and Mandalay. We advocate and lobby 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 tasks are to establish dialogue with the Burmese government and civil societies inside Burma, while maintaining relationships with international organizations such as the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty, 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 to recover 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 the production of reports, documentation and data on the political landscape inside Burma through our website and 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 ➤