AAPP Chronology

February 2010 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,185 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall decrease of 10 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,195. In February, 1 activist was arrested and 15 political prisoners were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before February 2010, and this retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall decrease of 10 this month.
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January 2010 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,195 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 18 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,177. In January, 3 activists were arrested, and 1 was released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before January 2010, and this retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 18 this month.
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December 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,177 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 4 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,173. In December, 3 political prisoners were arrested, and 18 were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before December 2009, and this retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 4 this month.
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November 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,173 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 5 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,168. In November, there were no political prisoners were arrested, and 7 were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before November 2009, and this retroactive
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October 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Summary of current situation There are a total of 2,168 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 49 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,119. In October, 41 political prisoners were arrested, and 3 were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before October 2009, and this retroactive information explains why the overall increase is of 49, and not 38. Since the protests in August 2007 leading to September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,156 activists have been ar... Read more ➤

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 ➤