AAPP Chronology

July 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤

June 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation June, 2015 As of the end of June, there are 169 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 446 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 24 political activists were charged in total. One of the 24 was arrested and imprisoned. Seventeen were sentenced, and seven were released. Four political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. On June 25, the Union Parliament voted on the amendment of the Constitution. While 75 percent of votes were needed for the amendmen... Read more ➤

May 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, June 5th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of May, there are 163 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 442 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 49 political activists were charged in total, 41 of which were arrested and are currently being held in detention. Sixteen were sentenced, and two were released. Four political prisoners, Sai Tin Min Tun, Zaw Thet Aung, Yarzar Oo and Nay Myo Zin, have been reported to be in bad health. This month, a solo protestor is being held in Tharyarwad... Read more ➤

April 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of April, there are 157 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 453 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to violate the rights of its citizens, silencing its critics and prosecuting its opposition, thus preventing them from exercising their fundamental rights. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 62 political activists were charged in total, five of which were arrested. Sixteen were sentenced, and seven were released. The health situation of three of th... Read more ➤

March 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation March, 2015 As of the end of March 173 political prisoners remain incarcerated in Burma, with 316 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to disregard its responsibility to adhere to international human rights standards, and instead violates the rights of its citizens, oppresses media, and violently cracks down on any form of dissent or opposition. The following chronology documents the political prisoner numbers from March and, in the light of the events related to th... Read more ➤

February 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of February, there are 170 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 238 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to silence its critics through the use of several laws aimed at preventing activists from exercising their right to freedom of expression. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 5 political activists were arrested, 42 were charged, 18 were sentenced. There were no political prisoner releases this month. This month’s news has been dominated by the ... Read more ➤

January 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of January, there are 159 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 213 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act continues to be used in an attempt to silence those critical of the current regime. This month the controversial law has been criticized by a well known international human rights group. January once again saw the death of innocent civilians. The recent increase in the death of civilians is a worrying sign that the... Read more ➤

December 2014 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of December, 81 political activists remained in prison, with 78 farmers in jail. 203 people are awaiting trial. As another year passes by the government‟s promise to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013 is once again left unfulfilled. This failed promise along with recent events such as the death of freelance journalist and protestor Daw Khin Win, and the continuous repression of the rights of activists and human rights workers along with the ongoing charging of land rights activis... Read more ➤

November 2014 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of November, 72 political activists remained in prison, while 136 are awaiting trial. With only a month remaining in 2014, the situation faced by political activists, human rights workers, and journalists within Burma continues to be one of repression. This has led many observers, including Aung San Suu Kyi, to the conclusion that the democratization process in Burma has “stalled”. With the long awaited elections approaching in 2015, questions still remain about the current government‟s comm... Read more ➤

October 2014 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of October, 75 political prisoners remain incarcerated in prison, with another 121 awaiting trial. The suppression of media in the country and the use of Section 18 to stifle political dissent remain of paramount concern. The extrajudicial killing of a freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing (aka Par Gyi), is particularly troubling as we near the end of 2014. The following is an analysis of media coverage and AAPP information received from Burma, focusing on issues regarding political prisoners and o... Read more ➤