AAPP Chronology

September 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,119 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall decrease of 92 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,211. The decrease is mostly due to the 128 political prisoners that were released during the general amnesty of 7,114 prisoners on September 18 2009. Three political prisoners were released due to the expiration of their sentence. Although 131 people were released during the month of September, 39 were also arrested.
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August 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,211 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 21 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,190. The increase is due to retrospective information AAPP received in August, about the detention of 14 monks around the time of the Saffron Revolution, 4 members of the Burma National Integrity to Democracy group, and other individual activists. Although 31 people were arrested during the month of August, 33 were also released. (m... Read more ➤

July 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Summary of Current Situation There are a total of 2,190 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1118 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.
Monthly trend analysis
During the month of July 2009, at least 31 activists were arrested, 1 was sentenced and 6 were released. At least 137 political prisoners are in poor health due to the harsh prison conditions, trans... Read more ➤

June 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Summary of Current Situation There are a total of 2,160 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,086 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. During the month of June 2009, at least 9 activists were arrested and 3 were sentenced. 1 political prisoner was transferred, and 5 were released after completing their sentences. An increasing number of political prisoners – now 136 – are in poor ... Read more ➤

May 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,155 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,082 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. During the month of May 2009, at least 6 activists were arrested, 1 sentenced and 7 were transferred to different prisons. 1 was released. The news this month has been dominated by the arrest and trial of Nobel Peace Prize winner and National League for Democr... Read more ➤

April 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2,156 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,081 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. During the month of April 2009, at least 15 activists were arrested, 7 sentenced and 16 were transferred to prisons away from Rangoon. 8 activists were released. 13 political prisoners are reported to be in bad healt... Read more ➤

March 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,146 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,070 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. During the month of March 2009, at least 22 arrested and still detained, 42 sentenced and 11 transferred, 7 released, and 8 in bad health show the Burmese regime continues to inflict human rights abuses. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an op... Read more ➤

February 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,128 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,052 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. In the month of February 2009, 4 activists were arrested, 5 were sentenced, and 30 were released. On 20 February the military regime announced an amnesty for 6,313 prisoners, beginning 21 February. To date AAPP has been able to con... Read more ➤

January 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,137 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,052 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. In the month of January 2009, 6 activists were arrested, 6 were sentenced and 8 were released. The regime’s courts handed down their harshest sentence yet in this recent crackdown, which began in October last year. Bo Min Yu Ko, a memb... Read more ➤

December 2008 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2162 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007, leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1071 activists have been arrested. Following the sentencing of at least 224 activists in November, trials slowed in the month of December. 5 activists were sentenced, 9 were released and 11 were arrested. One of the activists sentenced, Kay Thi Aung (female), was given 26 years imprisonment for her ... Read more ➤