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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 ➤

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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 ➤