AAPP News

UNGA

AAPP and Burma Partnership Joint Submission to UN General Assembly (2014)

Posted: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

AAPP and Burma Partnership have recently completed a joint paper entitled The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burma-Myanmar. A summary of this paper was presented at the United Nations General Assembly 2014. Summary: BP-AAPP UNGA – Summary of Briefing Paper on the Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burma-Myanmar Full Briefing Paper: BP-AAPP UNGA – A Briefing Paper on the Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burma-Myanmar ... Read more ➤

AAPP’s Statement regarding the death of well known freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi

Posted: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Date, 27 Oct 2014 The death of well known freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi, while in military custody in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, comes as a shocking reminder of how extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and torture are still being used against citizens in Burma. Par Gyi worked as a security guard for Aung San Suu Kyi during the 1988 Democratic Movement and was a member of the Tri Color Students Group. He has since been working as a freelance journalist in and around the Thai-Burma border. Par Gyi disappeared afte... Read more ➤

UNGA

AAPP-B Submission to the UN General Assembly

Posted: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

AAPP has submitted a report to the 65th UN General Assembly reminding the Burmese Government of its commitment to signing on to the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT). The report references a statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Thant Kyaw, who earlier this year announced that Burma would indeed be signing the covenant in September of 2014. However, no such action was taken last month. The reports highlights a number of instances of torture that have occurred thus far in 2014, and concludes by urging the international community t... Read more ➤

oslo

The meeting with Mr. Espen Skran from the Oslo Centre and AAPP-B

Posted: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The meeting with Mr. Espen Skran from the Oslo Centre and the joint secretary of Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) ( AAPP-B) Ko Bo Kyi, AAPP-B members Ko Saw ThetTun and Ko Zaw Moewas held at AAPP office in Thingangyun Township, Rangoon, Burma, on October 4, 2014.  At the meeting, Ko Bo Kyi explained some topics including (a) how AAPP-B came to Burma, (b) the role of AAPP-B in the Verification Committee for the Release of Remaining Political Prisoners, (c) the condition of remaining political prisoners, (d) land problem a... Read more ➤

1896841_935041639858317_2317929304932166329_n

Chinese Firm in Burma Drops Kidnapping Charges Against Student Activist

Posted: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

RANGOON — Chinese mining firm Wanbao has dropped charges against 20-year-old Phyu Hnin Htwe, an activist accused of involvement in the kidnapping of two contractors working on the company’s Letpadaung copper mine site in late May. Phyu Hnin Htwe, a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU), was released from police custody in Monywa on Wednesday, where she had been in custody since Sept. 13. The company’s project coordinator, Hla Sein, told the court that the charges were being dropped for the sake of maintaining good ... Read more ➤

IMG_6810

Rehabilitation of Former Political Prisoner Workshop

Posted: Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Professor Roman David (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) discussed the rehabilitation of former political prisoners from the Czech Republic during a former held at the AAPP(B) Rangoon Offices on September 29, 2014, with the meeting running between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Professor David explained the situation of former political prisoners from the Czech Republic and their rehabilitation programs, and then answered questions from attendees. The meeting was attended by around 40 representatives from 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, Former Politica... Read more ➤

IMG_0044

Data Collecting in Shan State

Posted: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

  AAPP-B and Former Political Prisoners Society met with former political prisoners of Taunggyi, Shan State, for the program of Collecting Data of All Former Political Prisoners. The joint group of AAPP-B and FPPS collected the data of former political prisoners in that area on the 10th of September, 2014. ... Read more ➤

MG01

Human Rights Training in Myingyan, Mandalay Region

Posted: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Human Rights Training 10 days training helds in Myingyan, Mandalay Region on August 1-10, 2014, that was organized by AAPP-B. 23 participants are former political prisoners and local activists from the serveral area of Burma, such as Kyone Pyaw, Taungoo, Kyauk Pan Daung, Taung Tha, Nyaung Oo, Na Hto Gyi and Myingyan. ... Read more ➤

Ko Mg Mg

Healthcare Support for former political prisoners

Posted: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

AAPP visited and provided money for health care to Ko Maung Maung, a former political prisoner, on 21 July 2014, who is suffering from bone cancer and lung cancer. He is currently admitted in the Green Cross Hospital. ... Read more ➤

Ko Myint Han

Healthcare Support for former political prisoners

Posted: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

An AAPP affiliate visited and provided health care money to former political prisoner, Ko Myint Han, on July 21 2014, who is suffering from Diabetes. He is currently admitted into the Green Cross Hospital. ... Read more ➤