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MNHRC Meeting with AAPP in Rangoon

Posted: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

  On June 6, 2017, representatives of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) Chief Director Phone Kywe, Directors Thura Kyaw and staff members Yu Lwin Aung, Dr. Myint Kyi, and Ye Naung Lwin visited The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), at their Rangoon office. Staff members from AAPP explained the organisations history, activities, vision, mission, objectives, and discussed how they will cooperate with the MNHRC regarding the situation of political prisoners who are still incarcerated. Following this dis... Read more ➤

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Meeting about Prison Reform

Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

On May 22, Chairman of the Bill Committee of the Upper House of Parliament U Zaw Min and member U Aung Thein met with AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi, Rangoon Office’s Incharge U Aung Myo Kyaw and Head of Documentation and Foreign Affairs Ko Zaw Moe at the Upper House of Parliament in Naypyitaw to discuss prison reform. ... Read more ➤

2015 Campaign: “Even Though I’m Free I Am Not”

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017

  2015 Palm Campaign: “Even Though I’m Free I Am Not” Update: (13/03/15): In light of the recent violent government crackdowns and mass arrests of at least 127 people in connection with the student protests against the National Education Law this week, the 2015 Palm Campaign will be extended until further notice. To demand the immediate and unconditional release of the detainees (information on detainees here), please continue reading and follow the instructions further down on this page.   What’s It Abou... Read more ➤

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AAPP meets with Bago Regional Parliament MP Members (03/2017)

Posted: Friday, March 24th, 2017

On March 23, 2017, AAPP met with Bago Regional Parliament MP members, and the East Part Ex-political Prisoners Group at 4:00pm in the Chairman’s office in Bago Parliament. They discussed the building of a commemorative monument for those who have sacrificed their lives during in democratic uprisings in Burma.   The Bago Regional Parliament representatives were; Chairman U Khin Maung Yin Vice-Chairman U Kyi Zin, Chairman of Education, Health and Social Committees Dr. Kyaw Kyaw, Head of AAPP’s Rangoon office Ko Aung Myo Kyaw, and AAPP ... Read more ➤

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Excursion Trip to the Hnget Aw San Social Welfare Training School (02/2017)

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On February 6, 2017, AAPP Join-Secretary Ko Bo Kyi led a trip to Hnget Aw San Social Welfare Training School in Hnget Aw San village, Kawhmu Township, Yangon Division. This trip occurred following a collaboration agreement between AAPP and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement during a meeting with Minister Dr. Win Mya Aye, and some of his colleagues in early December. The meeting began with the headmaster, assistant headmaster and staff of the school held a reception in the school’s main hall explaining how the program wo... Read more ➤

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Ms. Yanghee Lee Meets with Human Rights Activity Groups and CSOs in Rangoon (01/2017)

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017

On January 17, 2017, Ms. Yanghee Lee met with human rights activity groups and CSO organizations between 8:00 and 11:00 am, at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in U Thant hall, Rangoon. They discussed the Human Rights situation in Burma, and how the government and parliament are working on these issues. The Human Rights activity group presenters were; Ko Zaw Moe (AAPP), Daw Pancy Htun Thein (the Local Resource Center), Ma New Zin Win (from the Pye Gyi Khin), Ma Thidar (PEN Myanmar), Ko Thwin Lin Aung ( CSO Forum for Peace), Daw Kh... Read more ➤

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Meeting with Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee (12/2016)

Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

AAPP was invited to attend a meeting at the Lower House to discuss prison reform. U Bo Kyi, U Aung Myo Kyaw, U Zaw Moe and U Kyaw Soe Moe from AAPP attended the meeting with the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee at the Committee’s office on December 20, 2016 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm. Chair Person of the Public Affairs Management Committee Dr. Aung Tun Khaing, Secretary U Tint Soe, and committee members also attended. ... Read more ➤

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AAPP Discusses Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper House of Parliament( (12/2016)

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

On December 12, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a discussion about Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper house of Parliament. Around 100 people attended the discussion, including the Vice President of the Lower House U Aye Thar Aung, Members of Parliament, Military Representatives and staff of the Democracy and Human Rights Committee. U Aye Thar Aung gave the opening speech, and U Aung Myo Kyaw (AAPP) explained the purpose for the discussion. U Ko Ko Gyi (88 Generation Peace and Open Society) discussed... Read more ➤

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AAPP Meeting with Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye (12/2016)

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016

The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, received U Bo Kyi (Joint Secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), U Aung Myo Kyaw (head of AAPP’s Rangoon office), U Saw Thet Tun (AAPP), U Zaw Moe (AAPP), and U Maung Maung Naing (AAPP) in the May Khalar meeting hall of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, in Naypyidaw on the December 9, 2016, at 11:15 am. During the meeting they discussed future collaboration between the Ministry and AAPP. ... Read more ➤

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AAPP Lecture on Children and Human Rights at Government school in Thingangyun Township (12/2016)

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016

the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Children and Human Rights at Government school in Thingangyun Township   ... Read more ➤