Ms. Yanghee Lee Meets with Human Rights Activity Groups and CSOs in Rangoon
AAPP Staff

On January 17, 2017, Ms. Yanghee Lee met with human rights activity groups and CSO organizations between 8:00 and 11:00 am, at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in U Thant hall, Rangoon. They discussed the Human Rights situation in Bu… Read More

 
AAPP monthly Chronology of December 2016 and current Political Prisoners list
AAPP Staff

  MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 12 people were arrested, 9 of whom are from ethnic areas and two of whom were arrested under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. Three people were charged under 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.… Read More

 
Meeting with Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee
AAPP Staff

AAPP was invited to attend a meeting at the Lower House to discuss prison reform. U Bo Kyi, U Aung Myo Kyaw, U Zaw Moe and U Kyaw Soe Moe from AAPP attended the meeting with the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee… Read More

 
Important Information Regarding AAPP's Documentation Process
AAPP Staff

Dear loyal supporters of AAPP, The transition to Burma’s first democratically-elected civilian government in half a century has presented new opportunities for legislative and policy reform, and some progression on the political prisoner issue.… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of November 2016 and Current Political Prisoners list
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 195 political prisoners in Burma. 87 are currently serving prison sentences, 24 are awaiting trial inside prison, 84 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 85 people were arre… Read More

 
AAPP Discusses Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper House of Parliament
AAPP Staff

On December 12, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a discussion about Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper house of Parliament. Around 100 people attended the discussion, including the Vice President of the Low… Read More

 
AAPP Meeting with Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye
AAPP Staff

The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, received U Bo Kyi (Joint Secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), U Aung Myo Kyaw (head of AAPP's Rangoon office), U Saw Thet Tun (AA… Read More

 
AAPP Human Rights Lecture at Schools in Kyauk Padaung Township
AAPP Staff

      From November 26-27, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Children and Human Rights at various school in Kyauk Padaung Township, Mandalay Division. The school in atte… Read More

 
Ko Tate Naing Presents at Equality Myanmar and CCPR Panel Discussion on ICCPR
AAPP Staff

On November 27, 2016, Ko Tate Naing and Ko 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 (I… Read More

 
(AAPP) organized a lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School, Bago Division
AAPP Staff

On December 7, 2016, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School on human rights. Around 900 people attended the lecture, including the Township Police Commander, the Genera… 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 ➤