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AAPP meets with Bago Regional Parliament MP members

Posted: Friday, March 24th, 2017

On March 23, 2017, AAPP met with Bago Regional Parliament MP members, and the East Part Ex-political Prisoners Group at 4:00pm in the Chairman’s office in Bago Parliament. They discussed the building of a commemorative monument for those who have sacrificed their lives during in democratic uprisings in Burma.   The Bago Regional Parliament representatives were; Chairman U Khin Maung Yin Vice-Chairman U Kyi Zin, Chairman of Education, Health and Social Committees Dr. Kyaw Kyaw, Head of AAPP’s Rangoon office Ko Aung Myo Kyaw, and AAPP ... Read more ➤

AAPP Monthly Chronology of February 2017 and Current Political Prisoners list

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 92 people were arrested, 90 of whom are from ethnic areas. In January, 42 people were charged, including 36 farmers, and six activists. Two people were sentenced in January. 17 individuals were released, 15 of whom are farmers. Two incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health.   People from ethnic areas continue to be accused of being associated with ethnic armed groups. On February 7, two Baptist Church officials Naung Lat and Gam Seng from Mong Ko Township, Kachin State, were charged unde... Read more ➤

International Women’s Day

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Date . March 8, 2017 International Women’s Day Today, on International Women’s Day, we at the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) remember and honor all the brave women who sacrificed their freedom to fight for democracy, equality, and human rights in Burma. Many have risen to greatness in face of unimaginable adversity, and are fantastic examples of the strength and power inherent in the female, political prisoner or not. Democracy can only be truly achieved when equality is reached, when men and women alike hold the sa... Read more ➤

AAPP January 2017 Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

  Summary of the Current Situation: There are 250individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activities,86political prisoners are serving prison sentences, 90 are awaiting trial inside prison, 74 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 30 people were arrested, 25 of whom are farmers, four from ethnic areas, and one under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. In January, 36people were charged, including 25 farmers, nine students, and 2 individuals from ethnic minorities. There were no sentences in the mont... Read more ➤

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the excursion trip to the Hnget Aw San Social Welfare Training School

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On February 6, 2017, AAPP Join-Secretary Ko Bo Kyi led a trip to Hnget Aw San Social Welfare Training School in Hnget Aw San village, Kawhmu Township, Yangon Division. This trip occurred following a collaboration agreement between AAPP and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement during a meeting with Minister Dr. Win Mya Aye, and some of his colleagues in early December. The meeting began with the headmaster, assistant headmaster and staff of the school held a reception in the school’s main hall explaining how the program wo... Read more ➤

U Ko Ni Condolence Letter

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2017

January 30, 2017 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) were deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely death of U Ko Ni and taxi driver U Nay Win at Yangon airport yesterday evening. Known to many of us on a personal level, AAPP recognized U Ko Ni as an integral part of the democratization process and human rights movement in Burma, a fantastic lawyer, and above all a good and honourable man. He was a key player in the mass amnesty of political prisoners in April 2016, an ally and friend of AAPP. His de... Read more ➤

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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 ➤

AAPP monthly Chronology of December 2016 and current Political Prisoners list

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

  MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 12 people were arrested, 9 of whom are from ethnic areas and two of whom were arrested under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. Three people were charged under 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. 85 people were sentenced including 82 farmers, and 22 individuals were released. Two incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Farmers continued to be sentenced over arbitrary land confiscation disputes. On December 23, four farmers from Yebyu Township in Tanintharyi Division were ... 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 ➤

Important Information Regarding AAPP’s Documentation Process

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2016

Dear loyal supporters of AAPP, The transition to Burma’s first democratically-elected civilian government in half a century has presented new opportunities for legislative and policy reform, and some progression on the political prisoner issue. Close monitoring and documentation of the situation in Burma continues to be essential as violations of human, civil and political rights continue throughout the country, as well as the continued existence of political prisoners. With the changing nature of the political climate, AAPP have felt the ne... Read more ➤