AAPP 2009

February 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,128 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,052 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. In the month of February 2009, 4 activists were arrested, 5 were sentenced, and 30 were released. On 20 February the military regime announced an amnesty for 6,313 prisoners, beginning 21 February. To date AAPP has been able to con... Read more ➤

January 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,137 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,052 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. In the month of January 2009, 6 activists were arrested, 6 were sentenced and 8 were released. The regime’s courts handed down their harshest sentence yet in this recent crackdown, which began in October last year. Bo Min Yu Ko, a memb... Read more ➤