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2015 Campaign: “Even Though I’m Free I Am Not”

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) are urging the international community to call on the Government of Burma to put an end to the use of oppressive laws to harass, arrest and imprison activists; unconditionally release all current political prisoners; and enact real lasting judicial and legislative reform in Burma. To show the Government of Burma that the world stands in solidarity with Burma’s political prisoners... Read more ➤

December 2014 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of December, 81 political activists remained in prison, with 78 farmers in jail. 203 people are awaiting trial. As another year passes by the government‟s promise to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013 is once again left unfulfilled. This failed promise along with recent events such as the death of freelance journalist and protestor Daw Khin Win, and the continuous repression of the rights of activists and human rights workers along with the ongoing charging of land rights activis... Read more ➤

INTERVIEW (01/2015): 2015 Palm Campaign – Interviews with Influential Individuals

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Even though I am free I am not. This was the message the groundbreaking 2010 photography campaign sought to convey to the world. The message that the burgeoning road to freedom in Burma would be forever blocked while political prisoners remained. Freedom is not solely liberation from prison. It is also the need for a free country, a Burma where political freedoms and civil liberties are respected and there no longer exist political prisoners. This photo campaign, initiated by award winning documentary journalist James MacKay and The Assistance ... Read more ➤

Even Though I Am Free I Am Not: The Need for the Campaign in 2015

Posted: Sunday, January 4th, 2015

  Even though I am free I am not. This was the message the groundbreaking 2010 photography campaign sought to convey to the world. The message that the burgeoning road to freedom in Burma would be forever blocked while political prisoners remained. Freedom is not solely liberation from prison. It is also the need for a free country, a Burma where political freedoms and civil liberties are respected and there no longer exist political prisoners. This photo campaign, initiated by award winning documentary journalist James MacKay and The Ass... Read more ➤

AAPP AND FPPS Joint Statement for 67th Annivesary of Independence Day of Burma (2015)

Posted: Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Date: January 4, 2015 January 4, 2015 is the 67th anniversary of the Independent Day of Union of Burma (Myanmar). However, the promises made to the people of Burma have not yet been fulfilled. The basic essence of independence is still being denied to them and in fact they are losing their basic rights, along with their personal security. Although independence has existed for almost seven decades, there has been lack of opportunities for people to create their own fortune, live securely and work for the benefit and improvement of their country... Read more ➤

Statement on Government Policy on Return and Resettlement of Exiled Activists and Political Forces (2014)

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 ➤

November 2014 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of November, 72 political activists remained in prison, while 136 are awaiting trial. With only a month remaining in 2014, the situation faced by political activists, human rights workers, and journalists within Burma continues to be one of repression. This has led many observers, including Aung San Suu Kyi, to the conclusion that the democratization process in Burma has “stalled”. With the long awaited elections approaching in 2015, questions still remain about the current government‟s comm... Read more ➤

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Dissemination of CETA Findings (12/2014)

Posted: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

On December 1, 2014, The CETA Dissemination of Findings Meeting, led by AAPP-JHU-USAID, was held at 9 am at The Green Hill Hotel, Phoe Sein Road, in Rangoon.  At the meeting, Ko Ko Gyi (88 Peace and Open Society), Dr. Tin Myo Win, and the Deputy Ambassador of the US Embassy, Mrs. Virginia Murray gave opening speeches. Then, AAPP’s MHAP Chief Supervisor Kyaw Soe Win and Cate from JHU clarified the MHAP’s activities that have been jointly conducted by AAPP and JHU.  There was also a question and answer session for the attendees of the meet... Read more ➤

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Invitation to CETA Project Findings Meeting (12/2014)

Posted: Monday, December 1st, 2014

You are warmly invited to attend a 2-­‐day meeting to learn more about the evidence-­‐based counseling program, Common Elements Treatment Approach, and discuss the use and expansion of this therapy in Myanmar. Date: December 1st and 2nd, 2014: Day 1 will be used primarily for presentations of information and Day 2 will be used for discussion, continued Q&A, and future planning discussions Location: Yangon Venue: Green Hill Hotel. No. 12, Po Sein Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon, Myanmar, Po Sein Rd, Yangon, Myanmar +95(1)209 299 Time: 9:... Read more ➤

Letter of Condolence for the Passing of Ko Hla Myo Naung (2014)

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 ➤