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AAPP Calls for Adequate Healthcare for Political Prisoners in Burma (2015)

Posted: Thursday, June 11th, 2015

   photo credit Ba Thet Aung (FB) Date: June 11, 2015 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), also known as AAPP, has received reports over recent months regarding the deterioration of the health of several political prisoners in Burma’s prisons, raising serious concerns. On June 2, 2015, Tin Win, a detainee in Tharyarwaddy Prison was admitted to Rangoon General Hospital after collapsing in court following breathing difficulties. Tin Win had been arrested on March 10, 2015, in relation to the student protests in Letpadan... Read more ➤

May 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, June 5th, 2015

Summary of the Current Situation As of the end of May, there are 163 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 442 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 49 political activists were charged in total, 41 of which were arrested and are currently being held in detention. Sixteen were sentenced, and two were released. Four political prisoners, Sai Tin Min Tun, Zaw Thet Aung, Yarzar Oo and Nay Myo Zin, have been reported to be in bad health. This month, a solo protestor is being held in Tharyarwad... Read more ➤

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List of Political Prisoners (05/2015)

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

AAPP’s political prisoners list includes individuals that fall under the definition of a political prisoner that was developed during the joint workshop between AAPP and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) in August 2014. AAPP issues lists of current political prisoners every month as an up-to-date source of information on the political prisoner situation in Burma. The Government of Burma maintains that there are no longer any political prisoners in the country. In stark contrast to this, as of April 4, 2015, AAPP holds records... Read more ➤

April 2015 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Summary of the current Situation As of the end of April, there are 157 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 453 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. The government continues to violate the rights of its citizens, silencing its critics and prosecuting its opposition, thus preventing them from exercising their fundamental rights. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 62 political activists were charged in total, five of which were arrested. Sixteen were sentenced, and seven were released. The health situation of three of th... Read more ➤

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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 ➤