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INTERVIEW (01/2016): Detained Students Need Proper Health Care

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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After the Elections, What Next for Burma’s Political Prisoners? (12/2015)

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

December 2 2015: Last month’s elections have been heralded as a victory for peaceful political change in Myanmar. Now the President must make good on his promise to increase political freedoms, say Aileen Thomson and Bo Kyi.Downtown Yangon. The peaceful transition of power after the November elections has been heralded as a turning point in Myanmar’s history, but activists say that it remains dangerous to speak openly about political reform. Image credit: Franciso Anzola. Myanmar’s recent elections are a truly historic moment for the ... Read more ➤

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MNHRC Hosted Meeting with Civil Society Organizations (10/2015)

Posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

On October 5 the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) hosted a meeting with civil society organizations to exchange opinion about the recently published draft prison law. The meeting was attended the following officers from the MNHRC: U Zaw Win, general director of the prison department (former); U Nyunt Swe, official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (former), U Soe Phone Myint from the Union Attorney General’s office (former); and Dr. Myint Kyi and Dr. Nyan Zaw, former government officials. In addition, the following persons at... Read more ➤

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List of Political Prisoners (05/2015)

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

AAPP’s political prisoners list includes individuals that fall under the definition of a political prisoner that was developed during the joint workshop between AAPP and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) in August 2014. AAPP issues lists of current political prisoners every month as an up-to-date source of information on the political prisoner situation in Burma. The Government of Burma maintains that there are no longer any political prisoners in the country. In stark contrast to this, as of April 4, 2015, AAPP holds records... Read more ➤

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UPDATE: Detainees Remaining in Tharawaddy Prison and Facing Trial (04/2015)

Posted: Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Lists of those arrested in the brutal crackdown against students and civilians after the protests against the proposed National Education Law in Letpadan. Download the PDF file LPT The list of remaining in Tharawaddy prison (updated on 4 Apr 2015) Download the PDF file for LPT Released list from Tharawaddy prison updated on 2 Apr 2015 ... Read more ➤

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Dissemination of CETA Findings (12/2014)

Posted: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

On December 1, 2014, The CETA Dissemination of Findings Meeting, led by AAPP-JHU-USAID, was held at 9 am at The Green Hill Hotel, Phoe Sein Road, in Rangoon.  At the meeting, Ko Ko Gyi (88 Peace and Open Society), Dr. Tin Myo Win, and the Deputy Ambassador of the US Embassy, Mrs. Virginia Murray gave opening speeches. Then, AAPP’s MHAP Chief Supervisor Kyaw Soe Win and Cate from JHU clarified the MHAP’s activities that have been jointly conducted by AAPP and JHU.  There was also a question and answer session for the attendees of the meet... Read more ➤

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Invitation to CETA Project Findings Meeting (12/2014)

Posted: Monday, December 1st, 2014

You are warmly invited to attend a 2-­‐day meeting to learn more about the evidence-­‐based counseling program, Common Elements Treatment Approach, and discuss the use and expansion of this therapy in Myanmar. Date: December 1st and 2nd, 2014: Day 1 will be used primarily for presentations of information and Day 2 will be used for discussion, continued Q&A, and future planning discussions Location: Yangon Venue: Green Hill Hotel. No. 12, Po Sein Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon, Myanmar, Po Sein Rd, Yangon, Myanmar +95(1)209 299 Time: 9:... Read more ➤

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AAPP and Burma Partnership’s 2014 Joint Submission to UN General Assembly

Posted: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

AAPP and Burma Partnership have recently completed a joint paper entitled The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burma-Myanmar. A summary of this paper was presented at the United Nations General Assembly 2014. Summary: BP-AAPP UNGA – Summary of Briefing Paper on the Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burma-Myanmar Full Briefing Paper: BP-AAPP UNGA – A Briefing Paper on the Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burma-Myanmar ... Read more ➤

AAPP’s Statement on the Death of Freelance Journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, A.K.A Par Gyi (2014)

Posted: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Date, 27 Oct 2014 The death of well known freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi, while in military custody in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, comes as a shocking reminder of how extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and torture are still being used against citizens in Burma. Par Gyi worked as a security guard for Aung San Suu Kyi during the 1988 Democratic Movement and was a member of the Tri Color Students Group. He has since been working as a freelance journalist in and around the Thai-Burma border. Par Gyi disappeared afte... Read more ➤

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AAPP-B Submission to the UN General Assembly

Posted: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

AAPP has submitted a report to the 65th UN General Assembly reminding the Burmese Government of its commitment to signing on to the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT). The report references a statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Thant Kyaw, who earlier this year announced that Burma would indeed be signing the covenant in September of 2014. However, no such action was taken last month. The reports highlights a number of instances of torture that have occurred thus far in 2014, and concludes by urging the international community t... Read more ➤