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AAPP Human Rights Lecture at Schools in Kyauk Padaung Township (12/2016)

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016

      From November 26-27, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Children and Human Rights at various school in Kyauk Padaung Township, Mandalay Division. The school in attendance included Ooyinhumm, Sarpannkhinn, Scholar Pyinnyaryeikmon, Pyinnyarmoemyint and Pyinnyargon private schools.                   The members of the human rights training team – Aung Myo Kyaw (head of AAPP’s Yangon office), Kyaw Swar Linn (AAPP), W... Read more ➤

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Ko Tate Naing Presents at Equality Myanmar and CCPR Panel Discussion on ICCPR (12/2016)

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On November 27, 2016, Ko Tate Naing and Ko Zaw Moe attended a discussion organised by Equality Myanmar and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR). The discussion focused on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the benefits the government will see if they sign the ICCPR. The panelists were Ko Tate Naing (AAPP), Ma Thidar (PEN Myanmar) and U Robert San Aung (human rights lawyer). Ko Tate Naing talked about existing laws and arrests; Ma Thidar discussed freedom of press, and U Robert San Aung discussed c... Read more ➤

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AAPP Lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School, Bago Division (12/2016)

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On December 7, 2016, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School on human rights. Around 900 people attended the lecture, including the Township Police Commander, the General Administration Department, Administration of the Judiciary, Myanmar Women’s Affair Federation, Prosecutors, Township Education Officers, Information and Public Relations Officers, the Township Immigration Officers, headmistress, teachers, and students. Guest speakers included Dr. Kyaw Kyaw, (MP... Read more ➤

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AAPP Lecture on Protecting and Preventing Human Rights Abuses Against Children (11/2017)

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016

  U Min Ko Naing AAPP organized a lecture at Seikkyi Kanaungto High School on November 17, 2016. The topic of the lecture – that saw the participation of Min Ko Naing, Wunna New and Sandar Min – was the protection and the prevention of human rights abuses against children. Around 2000 people – including township administrators, parliament representatives, officials, police lieutenants, headmistress, teachers and students – attended the lecture. Min Ko Naing began the lecture with a speech on ‘The Third Thought’, abou... Read more ➤

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Joint Secretary Ko Bo Kyi Meeting with Southeast Asia Bureau Chief Mr. Jon Fasman (10/2016)

Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2016

  Mr. Jon Fasman and Bo Kyi meet at AAPP-B’s Yangon office on October 13, 2016. ... Read more ➤

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PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY: April 17, 2016, 83 Prisoners Pardoned

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016

On April 17, 2016 the President announced a pardon of 83 prisoners under 401. (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. AAPP is in the process of verifying this list. Included in the list is Myo Thu Htut, who AAPP has documented as being released on April 8. Also on the list are Tin San, Tin Ngwe, and Myint Htay, all of whom have been documented by AAPP as being released in January. In addition, there are 13 prisoners released from Lashio Prison,Myitkyinar, Sipaw,Kawthoung whose identities and charges AAPP cannot yet confirm. Therefore AAPP belie... Read more ➤

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PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY: April 17, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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President U Htin Kyaw has announced the release of 83 political prisoners under presidential order on April 17, 2016 (Burmese New Year). AAPP can confirm 66 of the 83, and is in the process of further confirmation. AAPP will publish the remaining released list as soon as possible.
Released 83 PP list by amnesty (17 Apr 16) ... Read more ➤

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List of Released Political Prisoners April 08, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Download PDF file114 released on 8 Apr 16 ... Read more ➤

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Political Prisoner List (04/2016)

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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 holds records of 121 political prisoners (including political activists, land rights activists and farmers) currently incarcerated in Burma’s jails, and a further 414 political activists awaiting trial. Activists staging protests are continually indicted under sections 18 and 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and ... Read more ➤

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

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Source: DVB TV news ... Read more ➤