AAPP Chronology

Chronology 2009 July

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 ➤

Chronology 2009 June

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 ➤

Chronology 2009 May

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 ➤

Chronology 2009 April

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 ➤

Chronology 2009 March

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 ➤

Chronology 2009 February

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 ➤

Chronology 2009 January

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 ➤

Chronology 2008 December

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 ➤

Chronology 2008 November

Posted: Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Summary of current situation In the month of November, at least 215 political activists have been sentenced, the majority of whom were arrested in connection with last year’s popular uprising in August and September. They include 33 88 Generation Students Group members, 65 National League for Democracy members and 27 monks. Download PDF file in below: 11-Monthly Chronology of Burma Political Prisoners for November 2008 ... Read more ➤

Chronology 2008 October

Posted: Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Summary Since the protests in August, leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,022 activists have been arrested. In October, there were 18 arrests, 45 activists were sentenced and 20 were released. In comparison with September, there were fewer arrests (18 compared to 88 in September), but many more activists have been sentenced (45 compared to 18 in September). September marked the anniversary of last year’s Saffron Revolution, and the regime cracked down on activists engaged in activities to mark the anniversary, which... Read more ➤