AAPP Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

  Annual Report 2014   In 2014, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), otherwise known as AAPP, successfully implemented their activities in Burma and met with their goals this year. However despite the successes, the Committee for Scrutinizing the Remaining Political Prisoners (CSRPP), of which AAPP is a member, was not able to hold its regular meetings. In addition, the remaining political prisoners from 2013 and new political detainees from 2014 have yet to be freed. AAPP also provided professional mental healt... Read more ➤

Annual Report 2013

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

  Annual Report 2013 The year 2013 has seen the continuing release of political prisoners from jails across Burma. Throughout the year, 380 political prisoners have been freed under conditional releases. However this year will also be recognized as one that demonstrated ongoing problems within the democratic transition. Many activists who were released faced multiple charges under the same area of law over the year, regularly for carrying out peaceful political activities. Re-arrests of activists have been extremely common over the last 12... Read more ➤

Annual Report 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

  Annual Report 2012   The year 2012 will be remember for the unprecedented number of prominent political prisoners released in Burma. The year began with a major prison release that now represents a watershed moment in the democratic aspirations of Burma. On 13 January, 302 political prisoners were released. The majority included high profile activists such as 88 Generation leaders Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi, revered ethnic leaders such as U Khun Htun Oo, Democratic Voice of Burma journalist Sithu Zeya and Hla Hla Win, dissident monk... Read more ➤

Annual Report 2011

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

  Annual Report 2011 As of 31 December 2011 there were 1,5721 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall decrease of 617 in comparison to last year’s figure of 2,189. In 2011, 13 political prisoners were arrested and 364 were released. In May and October of 2011 there were 2 presidential orders that facilitated the release of 73 and 247 political prisoners respectively. The quasi civilian U Thein Sein regime, sworn into power through fundamentally flawed elections, continued to deny the existence of political prisoners. This denial... Read more ➤

Annual Report 2010

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

  Annual Report 2010  As of 31 December 2010, there were 2189 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 12 in comparison to last year’s figure of 2,177. In 2010, 53 political prisoners were arrested and 61 were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before 2010, and this retrospective information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 12 this year. In 2010, 53 political prisoners were arrested, 66 activists were sentenced, 61 were released, and 52 pri... Read more ➤

Annual Report 2009

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

  ANNUAL REPORT 2009  As of 31 December there were a total of 2,177 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 15 in comparison to last year’s figure of 2,162. In 2009, 264 political prisoners were arrested and 266 were released. AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before 2009, and this retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 15 during the course of 2009. Since the protests in August 2007 leading to September’s Saffron Revolution, a total... Read more ➤