AAPP Press Release

Statement on Government Policy on Return and Resettlement of Exiled Activists and Political Forces

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Statement on Government Policy on Return and Resettlement of Exiled Activists and Political Forces By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, Equality Myanmar, Burma Partnership 18 December 2014   Government Must Adopt and Effectively Implement a Clear Policy for Return and Resettlement for Exiled Activists and Political Forces After the 2010 elections and during the early days of the reform process, President U Thein Sein’s Government invited Burma/Myanmar diaspora communities, including exiled activists and political forces fr... Read more ➤

AAPP Condolence Letter for Ko Hla Myo Naung

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

In Remembrance of Hla Myo Naung, 1969 – 2014 On November 27, 2014, the democracy movement in Burma lost one of its strongest proponents with the passing of Hla Myo Naung. A leading member of the 88 Generation Student Group, Hla Myo Naung has spent the last 26 years fighting for the rights and freedoms of all Burmese people, and has been persecuted by the government on countless occasions. His passing, at the age of 46, is grieved by AAPP, as well as all others committed to democratic change in Burma. In the new millennium, Hla Myo Naung ... Read more ➤

AAPP and FPPS have responded to the statement in the government November 1,2014

Posted: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

November 3 2014 AAPP and FPPS, since establishment, have verified backgrounds, case files, and verdicts of each and every political prisoner and documented the list of political prisoners in accordance with our definition of political prisoner. We have also analyzed as thoroughly as we can whether there was a free and fair trial, legal protection, the right to defense and the crimes accused on them were really committed or not. We repeatedly call for unconditional release of all political prisoners by the list we documented. It is vivid that t... 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 ➤

AAPP & FPPS Press Release about the Definition of a Political Prisoner

Posted: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and the Former Political Prisoners Society sponsored a joint seminar on August 17th and 18th that sought to establish a working definition of a political prisoner. The seminar received 50 attendees, including representatives from political parties and human right groups, solicitors, former political prisoners and delegates from FIDH and the International Centre for Transitional Justice. The following is the definition that was agreed upon by those in attendance at the seminar. The Definition o... Read more ➤

AAPP Press Statement: Unity Weekly Journalists Sentenced

Posted: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

AAPP Press Statement: Unity Weekly Journalists Sentenced On Thursday July 10, 2014, the CEO and four reporters from the Unity Weekly received a ten-year sentence for “disclosing state secrets.” In spite of the government’s purported commitment to ensuring political freedoms, this sentence demonstrates the insincerity with which the government intends to protect the freedom of the press. The Unity employees were prosecuted under the 1923 State Secrets Act after the news agency attempted to investigate a building believed to be a chemical ... Read more ➤

AAPP-B and FPPS Joint Statement

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

                        The Ongoing Arrests of Political Activists in Burma Date… 27, May 2014. The end of 2013 saw numerous government statements that convinced much of the outside world that all political activists had been freed from Burma’s jails. These statements not only served to undermine the plight of those political activists still in jail at the beginning of 2014, but also shifted focus away from the ongoing restrictions and harassments of political activists. In 2014, there have been 85 people charged unde... Read more ➤

Letter of Condolence for the Passing of U Win Tin

Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2014

Letter of Condolence for the Passing of U Win Tin by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) Date: 21 April 2014 We, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), wish to express our sorrow on hearing of the death of Hanthawaddy U Win Tin, aged 85, on 21 April 2014. We would like to convey to his family and his loved ones our deepest sympathies. The death of Sayargyi U Win Tin is such a great loss to our country. He wrote many articles, stories and critiques in areas such as art, literature, music, translati... Read more ➤

က်ဆုံးႏုိင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ားဂုဏ္ျပဳပဲြသုိ႔ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ေပးပုိ႔ေသာသဝဏ္လႊာ

Posted: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

ႏုိင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ားကူညီေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးအသင္း (ေအေအပီပီ) ႏွင့္ ႏုိ္င္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားေဟာင္းမ်ားအဖဲြ႕တုိ႔ မွစီစဥ္က်င္းပခဲ့ေသာ က်ဆုံးႏုိင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ဂုဏ္ျပဳပဲြသို႔ အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမုိကေရစီ... Read more ➤

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) wishes to express our grief at the death of Nelson Mandela

Posted: Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) wishes to express our grief at the death of Nelson Mandela. His vision of a free and equal South Africa has had a profound influence on AAPP (B), his words have often provided the strength to keep going in our darkest times. For former political prisoners the suffering he endured and his unwavering commitment to his principles has and will continue to inspire us as we continue to fight for the same ideals he did. He, like many political activists in Burma, was willing to sacrifice his s... Read more ➤