AAPP Reports

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AAPP (2010) The Role of Political Prisoners in the National Reconciliation Process

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION AND POLITICAL PRISONERS A genuine, inclusive process of national reconciliation is urgently needed to resolve the current conflicts and make progress towards peace and democracy. Political prisoners represent the struggle for democracy, human rights, equality and self-determination. A crucial first step in a national reconciliation process is official recognition of ALL Burma’s 2,100 plus political prisoners, accompanied by their unconditional release. This is an essential part of trust-building between the military r... Read more ➤

AAPP (2009) Burma’s Prisons and Labour Camps: Silent Killing Fields

Posted: Monday, May 5th, 2008

In October 2008, reports emerged from Burma that the military junta had ordered itscourts to expedite the trials of
political activists. Since then, 357 activists have been handed down harsh punishments, including sentences of up to 104 years. 1 Shortly after sentencing, the regime began to systematically transfer political prisoners to prisons all around Burma, far from their families. This has a serious detrimental impact on both their physical and men... Read more ➤