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Visit to the Vaˊclav Havel Library

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

On September 6, the delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, including Upper House representatives, Vice-Chairman U Aye Thar Aung, and U Thein Swe, Lower House Representative U Myo Naing, AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi, and Head of AAPP’s Rangoon Office U Aung Myo Kyaw visited to the Vaˊclav Havel Library. They discussed the current conditions in Burma.   ... Read more ➤

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Study Tour to Pankrac Prison of the Czech Republic

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

On September 6, Deputy Director General of the Correctional Department of the Czech Republic, Mr.Simon and other representatives, met the delegation group including AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi and Head of AAPP’s Rangoon Office U Aung Myo Kyaw and discussed the prison system in the Czech Republic. Following this, the authorities of the correctional department showed them into the Pankrac Prison, Pankrac City. The first two photos are of the  memorial of Bishop of the Orthodox Church Gorazd ᴨ, who was jailed and killed in this prison ... Read more ➤

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Meeting with Minister of Justice of Czech Republic

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

On September 5, Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic, Mr.Robert Pelik’an, met the delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, including Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, including Upper House Representative U Thein Swe, Lower House Representative, U Myo Naing, AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi, and Head of AAPP’s Rangoon Office U Aung Myo Kyaw.   ... Read more ➤

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Discussion with Vice-chairman of the Lower House of the Czech Republic

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

On September 5, Vice-chairman of the Lower House of the Czech Republic, Mr Jan Bartosex, met the delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, including Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, and AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi to discuss the collaboration between both countries parliaments and to exchange the experiences of both countries. ... Read more ➤

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Study Tour Group Including AAPP Representatives Leaves for the Czech Republic

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017

On September 2, a delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives, led by Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, including Upper House Representative U Thein Swe, Lower House Representative U Myo Naing, AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi and Head of AAPP’s Rangoon Office U Aung Myo Kyaw, left from Yangon International Airport to the Czech Republic to undertake a study tour. At the invitation of the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, the delegation will study the experience and process of the Czech Republic’s successful demo... Read more ➤

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Czech Republic Deputy Minister Met with a delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017

On September 4, His Excellency Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Va’clav Kolaja, met a delegation of lawmakers and representative of AAPP, including Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, and AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They discussed their mutual friendship and relationship, parliamentary issues, economics, trading, and agriculture of both countries. ... Read more ➤

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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 ➤