AAPP Chronology

January 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤

December 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤

November 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤

October 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤

September 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤

August 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤

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 ➤