Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) and Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) Documentation Project Interim Report: February 2015
AAPP Staff

Initial Findings of the Documentation Project Executive Summary To date, government efforts to assist former political prisoners (FPPs) to acclimatize and reintegrate into society have been largely nonexistent in Burma. The effects of this inaction… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology Of January 2015
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of January, there are 159 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 213 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act continues to b… Read More

 
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

 
2015 Campaign: "Even Though I'm Free I Am Not"
AAPP Staff

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) are urging the international community to call on the Government of Burma to put an end to the use of oppressive laws to harass, arres… Read More

 
Monthly Chronology of December 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of December, 81 political activists remained in prison, with 78 farmers in jail. 203 people are awaiting trial. As another year passes by the government‟s promise to release all political prisoners… Read More

 
Palm Campaign 2015 interview with some famous People
AAPP Staff

Even though I am free I am not. This was the message the groundbreaking 2010 photography campaign sought to convey to the world. The message that the burgeoning road to freedom in Burma would be forever blocked while political prisoners remained. Fre… Read More

 
Even Though I Am Free I Am Not: The need for the campaign in 2015
AAPP Staff

  Even though I am free I am not. This was the message the groundbreaking 2010 photography campaign sought to convey to the world. The message that the burgeoning road to freedom in Burma would be forever blocked while political prisoners… Read More

 
Joint Statement for 67th Annivesary of Independence Day of Burma (Myanmar)
AAPP Staff

Date: January 4, 2015 January 4, 2015 is the 67th anniversary of the Independent Day of Union of Burma (Myanmar). However, the promises made to the people of Burma have not yet been fulfilled. The basic essence of independence is still being den… Read More

 
Statement on Government Policy on Return and Resettlement of Exiled Activists and Political Forces
AAPP Staff

Statement on Government Policy on Return and Resettlement of Exiled Activists and Political Forces By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, Equality Myanmar, Burma Partnership 18 December 2014   Government Must Adopt and E… Read More

 
AAPP Monthly Chronology for November 2014
AAPP Staff

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of November, 72 political activists remained in prison, while 136 are awaiting trial. With only a month remaining in 2014, the situation faced by political activists, human rights workers, and journ… 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 ➤