Data Collecting in Shan State
AAPP Staff

  AAPP-B and Former Political Prisoners Society met with former political prisoners of Taunggyi, Shan State, for the program of Collecting Data of All Former Political Prisoners. The joint group of AAPP-B and FPPS collected the data of former po… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of August 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation March, 2014 By the end of August, 84 political prisoners were incarcerated in Burma, while approximately 122 individuals have been charged for politically motivated actions and await trial. The number of political… Read More

 
AAPP & FPPS Press Release about the Definition of a Political Prisoner
AAPP Staff

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and the Former Political Prisoners Society sponsored a joint seminar on August 17th and 18th that sought to establish a working definition of a political prisoner. The seminar received 50 attende… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of July 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation Despite President Thein Sein’s promise to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013, many individuals remain behind bars and the government continues to arrest and incarcerate new political prisoners. By t… Read More

 
Human Rights Training in Myingyan, Mandalay Region
AAPP Staff

Human Rights Training 10 days training helds in Myingyan, Mandalay Region on August 1-10, 2014, that was organized by AAPP-B. 23 participants are former political prisoners and local activists from the serveral area of Burma, such as Kyone Pya… Read More

 
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

 

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 ➤