AAPP Chronology

AAPP-B monthly Chronology of April 2016 and Current Political Prisoners list

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 235 political activists were released following a series of presidential amnesties, two political activists were arrested in total, and 16 individuals were sentenced. Three political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 25 activists were charged, of which 12 were farmers. The new NLD government led by President Htin Kyaw took office on April 1. On April 6 the new government created the role of State Counselor, assumed by Aung San Suu Kyi. Her first act was to release a statement on April 7 an... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of March 2016

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 110 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma. 428 activists are currently awaiting trial for political actions, 130 of whom are incarcerated. Month In Review This month, 9 political activists were arrested in total, 30 individuals were sentenced and 11 were released. Ten political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 8 new charges were piled on activists. On March 15, Htin Kyaw, former political prisoner and resident of Rangoon’s infamous Insein prison, was elected as Burma... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of February 2016 and Remaining Political Prisoners list and Facing trial list

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 19 political activists were arrested in total, nine individuals were sentenced and one was released. Eleven political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 45 new charges were piled on activists. On February 1, 122 former political prisoners, including poets, singers, writers, lawyers, teachers and doctors took their seats as the new members of parliament. Amidst the transition, the use of Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act to arrest and imprison political activist... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of January 2016 and Remaining Political Prisoners list and Facing trial list

Posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, seven political activists were arrested in total, 12 individuals were sentenced, and 69 were released. Nineteen political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. After encountering sustained pressure from international governments and human rights groups, the Presidential Office decided to release 52 political prisoners on January 22 as part of a presidential amnesty. However, as those released in the amnesty walked free, dozens were arrested and sentenced for their political actions this month and a plethora of... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of December 2015 and Remaining Political prisoners list and facing trial list

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Month In Review This month, four political activists were arrested in total, seven individuals were sentenced, and six were released. Nineteen political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. One month after the historic elections in Burma, people continue to be arrested for taking political action and for claiming their rights. December marked the first time a political activist was sentenced for allegedly having defamed the military via a Facebook post. Chaw Sandi Tun has been sentenced to six months imprisonment. Others still face tria... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of November 2015 and remaining Political Prisoners list and Facing trial list

Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Month in Review This month, twenty-three political activists were arrested in total. Thirty-two were sentenced, and one was released. Six political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. A hunger strike that was launched on October 23 spread to several prisons across the country with a total of 20 individuals participating. A number of participants are suffering poor health as a result, mainly caused by acts of torture committed by prison staff. Two victims of torture pressed a lawsuit against the commander of Myingyan Prison. On November ... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of October 2015

Posted: Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of October, there are 112 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma and 486 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 10 political activists were arrested in total, eight of whom are detained. Thirty-One were sentenced, and eight were released. Nine political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. The Letpadan case was still not resolved this month, and 61 students and activists remain detained for charges relating to their participation in the Nati... Read more ➤

AAPP-B Monthly Chronology of September 2015

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of September, there are 96 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 466 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, six political activists were arrested in total, one of whom was incarcerated. Eight were sentenced, and 15 were released. Seven political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Multiple political prisoners have continued to receive additional charges and sentences under the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act this month. ... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of August 2015

Posted: Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of August, there are 108 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 459 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 16 political activists were arrested in total, two of whom were incarcerated. Eleven were sentenced, and 12 were released. Four political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. On August 11, the Thayarwaddy Township Court rejected the defence team’s motion to countersue two Police officers they alleged to have violated due pro... Read more ➤

2015 Monthly chronology of July

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation July, 2015 As of the end of July there are 120 political prisoners in Burma, with 448 activists awaiting trial. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 16 people were arrested and charged, 15 were indicted, 21 were sentenced, and 17 were released. Five political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Among those reported to be in bad health are students detained in Tharyarwaddy Prison following the violent crackdown on the student protests against the National Education Law. Fourteen of the students and their supporte... Read more ➤