AAPP Reports

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“Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform” Report

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2016

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“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Preface Since the military coup d’état in 1962, Burma has been in the grip of authoritarian rule. The junta has consistently practiced oppression, torture, arbitrary detention, and long-term imprisonment against perceived enemies of the regime. As a result, since 1962, thousands of political prisoners have been incarcerated by successive regimes, from the General Ne Win era (1962-1988), through to SLORC (1990- 1997), SPDC (1997-2011) and even the notionally civilian government led by former president U Thein Sein (2011-2016). AAPP resea... Read more ➤

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AAPP and Burma Partnership: How to Defend the Defenders?

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms   Testimonies and reports from inside the country have painted a very different picture to the new tolerant and free Burma that the Burma Government wants the world to see. Those who try to defend human rights, or question the power or narrative of the Burma Government — and their military and corporate backers —now seem to be operating in as dangerous an environment as ever. The immediate objective of the report is to provide a comprehe... Read more ➤

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Annual Report 2014

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Table of Contents Letter from the Secretary…………………………………………………………………..3 About Us………………………………………………………………………………………….4 Our Vision and Goals……………………... Read more ➤

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AAPP-B and FPPS Documentation Project Interim Report: February 2015

Posted: Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Executive Summary To date, government efforts to assist former political prisoners (FPPs) to acclimatize and reintegrate into society have been largely nonexistent in Burma. The effects of this inaction have, and continue to be hugely detrimental for the FPPs, their families, and for transitional justice efforts in the country. This inaction has become even more pressing since the government of Burma began releasing hundreds of political prisoners1 in a wave of amnesties following the 2011 political reforms. There are between 7,000 and 10,000 ... Read more ➤

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Annual Report 2013

Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Year in Review The year 2013 has seen the continuing release of political prisoners from jails across Burma. Throughout the year, 380 political prisoners have been freed under conditional releases. However this year will also be recognized as one that demonstrated ongoing problems within the democratic transition. Many activists who were released faced multiple charges under the same area of law over the year, regularly for carrying out peaceful political activities. Re-arrests of activists have been extremely common over the last 12 months... Read more ➤

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Annual Report 2012

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012

The Year in Review The year 2012 will be remember for the unprecedented number of prominent political prisoners released in Burma. The year began with a major prison release that now represents a watershed moment in the democratic aspirations of Burma. On 13 January, 302 political prisoners were released. The majority included high profile activists such as 88 Generation leaders Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi, revered ethnic leaders such as U Khun Htun Oo, Democratic Voice of Burma journalist Sithu Zeya and Hla Hla Win, dissident monk U Gambira,... Read more ➤

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Annual Report 2011

Posted: Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Summary of 2011 As of 31 December 2011 there were 1,5721 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall decrease of 617 in comparison to last year’s figure of 2,189. In 2011, 13 political prisoners were arrested and 364 were released. In May and October of 2011 there were 2 presidential orders that facilitated the release of 73 and 247 political prisoners respectively. The quasi civilian U Thein Sein regime, sworn into power through fundamentally flawed elections, continued to deny the existence of political prisoners. This denial remained ... Read more ➤

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Annual Report 2010

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010

Summary of 2010 As of 31 December 2010, there were 2189 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 12 in comparison to last year’s figure of 2,177. In 2010, 53 political prisoners were arrested and 61 were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before 2010, and this retrospective information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 12 this year. 2010 Trend Analysis In 2010, 53 political prisoners were arrested, 66 activists were sentenced, 61 were released, an... Read more ➤

Annual report 2009

Annual Report 2009

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Summary of current situation and analysis As of 31 December there were a total of 2,177 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 15 in comparison to last year’s figure of 2,162. In 2009, 264 political prisoners were arrested and 266 were released. AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before 2009, and this retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 15 during the course of 2009. Since the protests in August 2007 leading to September’s Saffron Revol... Read more ➤