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January Newsletter 2018

Posted: Friday, February 16th, 2018

TRAININGS                                                                            Training in Mawlamyaing City, Mon State Human Rights, Documentation of Human Rights Violations and Transitional Justice Training (Basic) in Kachin State As a part of the series of regular Human Rights, Documentation of Human Rights Violations and Transitional Justice Training (Basic), the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) held two long trainings in the month of January. An 11-day Training from January ... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of January and Current Political Prisoners list

Posted: Friday, February 16th, 2018

MONTH IN REVIEW In January, 11 people were arrested, two protesters under Penal Code section 153 and 505(b), eight demonstrators under Section 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Protest Act (PAPPA), and one man under both the Flag Law and the PAPPL. Five of the nine protesters arrested under the PAPPA were charged, carried out their 20-day sentences, and were released this month, while three others had their charges dropped. This month, 13 people in total were charged: six under sections 153 and 505(b) of the Penal Code, two under the Pr... Read more ➤

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Human Rights and Good Governance Discussion at Kyauk Kyee Township

Posted: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

On February 5, AAPP held a discussion about human rights and good governance for village and ward administrators at Kyaukkyi Township, Bago Division, from 10 am to 4 pm. Kyaukkyi Township Administrator, U Tin Myo Aung, gave an opening speech, and U Aung Myo Kyaw from AAPP explained the purpose of the discussion. The Kyaukkyi Township Police Chief, Executive Officer of the Township Development Committee, Township Officer of the Rural Development Department, and Officer of the Township Immigration Department all attended. Ko Wanna Nwe address... Read more ➤

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a human rights and good governance administration lecture at Pago.

Posted: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

On January 31, AAPP held a discussion about human rights and good governance for village and ward administrators at Thanatpin Township, Bago Division, from 10 am to 4 pm. Thanatpin Township Administrator U Than Naing gave an opening speech and AAPP’s Joint Secretary, U Bo Kyi, explained the purpose of the discussion. Next, U Saw Than Hlaing addressed issues on human rights awareness, including the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). U Ye Aung spoke about good governance. There were a total of 120 people in att... Read more ➤

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AAPP Monthly Newsletter for December 2017

Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

TRAININGS Documentation of Human Rights Violations and Transitional Justice Training (Basic) in Southern Shan State                                          Transitional justice trainng in Taunggyi City As a part of the series of regular Documentation of Human Rights Violations and Transitional Justice Training (Basic), the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Union of Karenni State Youth (UKSY) held training in the month of December. A 5-day Training from December 12-16 was organized in Taunggyi ... Read more ➤

December Monthly Chronology 2017 and Current Political Prisoners

Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

MONTH IN REVIEW In December, eight people were arrested, two journalists under Section 3(1) of the 1923 Official Secrets Act, one lawyer under Penal Code sections 302 and 307, and three teachers, one teaching assistant and one villager from Inn Din Village, northern Arakan State.  The education assistant and one teacher were subsequently released; however, the rest are still being held under unknown charges.  The joint Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) arrested and released seven civilians for unknow... Read more ➤

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AAPP Monthly Newsletter for November 2017

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

TRAININGS Advanced Human Rights, Human Rights Documentation, and Transitional Justice Training in Mon State                                               Advanced transitional justice training AAPP held one long advanced Training in the month of November. A 12-day Training from November 9-20 was organized in Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State. The Training was administered by AAPP’s Human Rights Trainer, Ko Saw Than Hlaing, and Human Rights, Human Rights Documentation and Transitional Justice Trainer, Ko Sai Myint Thu. A... Read more ➤

November 2017 Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW In November, three people were arrested, one individual under Section 17/1 of the Unlawful Association Act, one land activist under charges including Sections 279(a), 427, 447, and 494 of the Penal Code, and one individual under charges yet to be determined. This month, three individuals were charged, two individuals under the Aircraft Act, and one individuals under the Media Law. In November, two individuals were charged under the Aircraft Act, and two individuals were released. In November, AAPP observed tighter restrictions ... Read more ➤

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 2017

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

TRAININGS Human Rights, Human Rights Documentation, and Transitional Justice Training in Kachin State Transitional justice training in Kachin State As a part of the series of regular Trainings on Transitional Justice, AAPP held one long Training in the month of October. An 11-day Training from October 4-14 was organized in Bhamaw Township, Kachin State. In Bhamaw Township, the Training was administered by AAPP’s Human Rights Trainer, Ma Zun Pan, and Human Rights Documentation and Transitional Justice Trainer, Ko Kyaw Oo. A total of 28 people... Read more ➤

October 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW In October, five people were arrested. Four people were charged, two individuals under Section 8 of the Import and Export Law, one individuals under Sections 17/1 and 17/2 of the Unlawful Associations Act, and one person under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code. Four individuals were sentenced, one Kachin Baptist Convention member was charged under Sections 17/1 of the Unlawful Associations Act, Section 8 of the important and Export Law, and Section 500 of the Penal Code. Another Kachin Baptist Convention member was charged under... Read more ➤