AAPP News

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Ms. Yanghee Lee Meets with Human Rights Activity Groups and CSOs in Rangoon

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017

On January 17, 2017, Ms. Yanghee Lee met with human rights activity groups and CSO organizations between 8:00 and 11:00 am, at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in U Thant hall, Rangoon. They discussed the Human Rights situation in Burma, and how the government and parliament are working on these issues. The Human Rights activity group presenters were; Ko Zaw Moe (AAPP), Daw Pancy Htun Thein (the Local Resource Center), Ma New Zin Win (from the Pye Gyi Khin), Ma Thidar (PEN Myanmar), Ko Thwin Lin Aung ( CSO Forum for Peace), Daw Kh... Read more ➤

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Meeting with Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee

Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

AAPP was invited to attend a meeting at the Lower House to discuss prison reform. U Bo Kyi, U Aung Myo Kyaw, U Zaw Moe and U Kyaw Soe Moe from AAPP attended the meeting with the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee at the Committee’s office on December 20, 2016 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm. Chair Person of the Public Affairs Management Committee Dr. Aung Tun Khaing, Secretary U Tint Soe, and committee members also attended. ... Read more ➤

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AAPP Discusses Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper House of Parliament

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

On December 12, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a discussion about Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper house of Parliament. Around 100 people attended the discussion, including the Vice President of the Lower House U Aye Thar Aung, Members of Parliament, Military Representatives and staff of the Democracy and Human Rights Committee. U Aye Thar Aung gave the opening speech, and U Aung Myo Kyaw (AAPP) explained the purpose for the discussion. U Ko Ko Gyi (88 Generation Peace and Open Society) discussed... Read more ➤

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AAPP Meeting with Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016

The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, received U Bo Kyi (Joint Secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), U Aung Myo Kyaw (head of AAPP’s Rangoon office), U Saw Thet Tun (AAPP), U Zaw Moe (AAPP), and U Maung Maung Naing (AAPP) in the May Khalar meeting hall of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, in Naypyidaw on the December 9, 2016, at 11:15 am. During the meeting they discussed future collaboration between the Ministry and AAPP. ... Read more ➤

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AAPP Human Rights Lecture at Schools in Kyauk Padaung Township

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016

      From November 26-27, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Children and Human Rights at various school in Kyauk Padaung Township, Mandalay Division. The school in attendance included Ooyinhumm, Sarpannkhinn, Scholar Pyinnyaryeikmon, Pyinnyarmoemyint and Pyinnyargon private schools.                   The members of the human rights training team – Aung Myo Kyaw (head of AAPP’s Yangon office), Kyaw Swar Linn (AAPP), W... Read more ➤

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Ko Tate Naing Presents at Equality Myanmar and CCPR Panel Discussion on ICCPR

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On November 27, 2016, Ko Tate Naing and Ko Zaw Moe attended a discussion organised by Equality Myanmar and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR). The discussion focused on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the benefits the government will see if they sign the ICCPR. The panelists were Ko Tate Naing (AAPP), Ma Thidar (PEN Myanmar) and U Robert San Aung (human rights lawyer). Ko Tate Naing talked about existing laws and arrests; Ma Thidar discussed freedom of press, and U Robert San Aung discussed c... Read more ➤

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(AAPP) organized a lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School, Bago Division

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On December 7, 2016, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School on human rights. Around 900 people attended the lecture, including the Township Police Commander, the General Administration Department, Administration of the Judiciary, Myanmar Women’s Affair Federation, Prosecutors, Township Education Officers, Information and Public Relations Officers, the Township Immigration Officers, headmistress, teachers, and students. Guest speakers included Dr. Kyaw Kyaw, (MP... Read more ➤

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AAPP Lecture on Protecting and Preventing Human Rights Abuses Against Children

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016

  U Min Ko Naing AAPP organized a lecture at Seikkyi Kanaungto High School on November 17, 2016. The topic of the lecture – that saw the participation of Min Ko Naing, Wunna New and Sandar Min – was the protection and the prevention of human rights abuses against children. Around 2000 people – including township administrators, parliament representatives, officials, police lieutenants, headmistress, teachers and students – attended the lecture. Min Ko Naing began the lecture with a speech on ‘The Third Thought’, abou... Read more ➤

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Ko Bo Kyi, Joint Secretary of AAPP-B Meeting with Mr. Jon Fasman, Southeast Asia Bureau Chief (The Economist).

Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2016

  Mr. Jon Fasman and Bo Kyi meet at AAPP-B’s Yangon office on October 13, 2016. ... Read more ➤

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On April 17, 2016 the President announced a pardon of 83 prisoners

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016

On April 17, 2016 the President announced a pardon of 83 prisoners under 401. (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. AAPP is in the process of verifying this list. Included in the list is Myo Thu Htut, who AAPP has documented as being released on April 8. Also on the list are Tin San, Tin Ngwe, and Myint Htay, all of whom have been documented by AAPP as being released in January. In addition, there are 13 prisoners released from Lashio Prison,Myitkyinar, Sipaw,Kawthoung whose identities and charges AAPP cannot yet confirm. Therefore AAPP belie... Read more ➤