AAPP Blog

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Discussion about Prison Reform at MNHRC

Posted: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

On July 14, U Bo Kyi, U Aung Myo Kyaw, and U Kyaw Soe Win from Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) visited the office of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and discussed prison reforms with U Yu Lwin Aung, U Nyunt Shwe and U Khin Maung Lay. ... Read more ➤

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Human Rights Lecture at Bago University

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017

On July 13, a human rights lecture was held at the Bago University organized by AAPP, Bago 88 Peace and Open Society, and Bago University Student Union . U Aung Myo Kyaw from AAPP was the master of ceremony and Chairman of the Bago Division Parliament, U Khin Maung Yin, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry of Bago Division, U Kyaw Min San, and rector of the Bago University, Doctor Min Aung delivered an opening speech. The lecture was delivered by AAPP’s Secretary U Bo Kyi, U Ko Ko Gyi from 88 Peace and Open Society, and Human Rights T... Read more ➤

Toture in Prison

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION During interrogation and imprisonment, the use of torture techniques to extract confessions and further degrade and humiliate detainees is a commonplace occurrence in Burma. The systematic use of torture in Burmese prisons, detention centers and labor camps continues today in direct violation of international law. The International Criminal Court includes the use of widespread, systematic torture in its definition of crimes against humanity. Confessions acquired through torture are neither reliable, nor recognized by the int... Read more ➤

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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 Human Rights Commissioners U Yu Lwin Aung, Dr.Myint Kyi and staffs 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 th... Read more ➤

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AAPP meet with the Minister of Social Affairs U Naing Ngan Lin.

Posted: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

On June 7, 2017, representatives of The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners(AAPP) Joint Secretary Ko Bo Kyi, and Head of AAPP’s Rangoon Office Ko Aung Myo Kyaw visited the Yangon’s regional government office. They met with the Minister for Social Affairs, Naing Ngan Lin, and discussed former political prisoners and those who need healthcare. He committed to work on the issues following this discussion. ... 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 ➤