Monthly Chronology of June 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation June, 2015 As of the end of June, there are 169 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 446 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 24 political activist… Read More

 
AAPP calls for adequate healthcare for political prisoners in Burma
AAPP Staff

   photo credit Ba Thet Aung (FB) Date: June 11, 2015 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), also known as AAPP, has received reports over recent months regarding the deterioration of the health of several political prisoners… Read More

 
Chronology May 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of May, there are 163 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 442 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 49 political activists were charged i… Read More

 
158 Current Political Prisoner List in Burma 2015
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 issues li… Read More

 
AAPP-B Monthly Chronology of April 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of April, there are 157 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 453 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to violate the rights of its citizens,… Read More

 
Cries form insein
AAPP Staff

Cries From Insein by Win Naing Oo Thse articles were published in 1996 by the ABSDF (All Burma Students' Democratic Front). 1. Read > 1.1 Structure of the Prison 2. Read > 2.1 Prison Instruction Cell 3. Read > Corruption in the Prison… Read More

 
Song from The Iron Bars
AAPP Staff

1)Song from The Iron Bar - Artist  Linn Linn, Written by Thakhin Myo 2)Ba Wa Tak Ka Tho - Artist John Glenn, Written by 5j youth 3)Voice in Jail - Artist Linn Linn, Written by Ko Sai 4)Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - Artist Bolay,… Read More

 
Chronology for March 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation March, 2015 As of the end of March 173 political prisoners remain incarcerated in Burma, with 316 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to disregard its responsibilit… Read More

 
Update: Detainees Remaining in Tharawaddy Prison and Facing Trial List (LPT Students Case)
AAPP Staff

Lists of those arrested in the brutal crackdown against students and civilians after the protests against the proposed National Education Law in Letpadan. Download the PDF file LPT The list of remaining in Tharawaddy prison (updated on 4 Apr 2… Read More

 
AAPP Monthly Chronology for February 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of February, there are 170 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 238 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to silence its critics through the u… 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 ➤