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ABSDF (1996) Cries From Insein

Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Cries From Insein by Win Naing Oo Thse articles were published in 1996 by the ABSDF (All Burma Students’ Democratic Front). 1. Read > 1.1 Structure of the Prison 2. Read > 2.1 Prison Instruction Cell 3. Read > Corruption in the Prison 4. Read > Punishment in Prison 5. Read > Legal Procedures in Prison 6. Read > Criminal Prisoners 7. Read > Politicall Prisoners 8. Read > Harrassment of Politicall Prisoner 9. Read > General Issues 10. Read > Conclusion 1.1 Structure of the Prison By Win Naing Oo The prison is l... Read more ➤

March 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation March, 2015 As of the end of March 173 political prisoners remain incarcerated in Burma, with 316 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to disregard its responsibility to adhere to international human rights standards, and instead violates the rights of its citizens, oppresses media, and violently cracks down on any form of dissent or opposition. The following chronology documents the political prisoner numbers from March and, in the light of the events related to th... Read more ➤

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UPDATE: Detainees Remaining in Tharawaddy Prison and Facing Trial (04/2015)

Posted: Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Lists of those arrested in the brutal crackdown against students and civilians after the protests against the proposed National Education Law in Letpadan. Download the PDF file LPT The list of remaining in Tharawaddy prison (updated on 4 Apr 2015) Download the PDF file for LPT Released list from Tharawaddy prison updated on 2 Apr 2015 ... Read more ➤

February 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of February, there are 170 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 238 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to silence its critics through the use of several laws aimed at preventing activists from exercising their right to freedom of expression. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 5 political activists were arrested, 42 were charged, 18 were sentenced. There were no political prisoner releases this month. This month’s news has been dominated by the ... Read more ➤

2015 Palm Campaign: “Even Though I’m Free I Am Not” – Extended in Light of the Recent Mass Arrests of Peaceful Protestors

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015

Today – March 13, 2015 – the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) announce the extension of the 2015 Palm Campaign in light of the recent violent government crackdowns and mass arrests of at least 127 peaceful protestors. Initially, the campaign was intended to culminate today – Burma’s Human Rights Day. This day commemorates the death of Phone Maw – the student shot dead at Rangoon Institute of Technology by government security troops during protests in 1988 – ... Read more ➤

AAPP and FPPS (2015) Documentation Project Interim Report

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 ➤

January 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of January, there are 159 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 213 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act continues to be used in an attempt to silence those critical of the current regime. This month the controversial law has been criticized by a well known international human rights group. January once again saw the death of innocent civilians. The recent increase in the death of civilians is a worrying sign that the... Read more ➤

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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 ➤