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Czech Republic Deputy Minister Met with a delegation of lawmakers and AAPP representatives

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017

On September 4, His Excellency Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Va’clav Kolaja, met a delegation of lawmakers and representative of AAPP, including Vice-Chairman of the Upper House U Aye Thar Aung, and AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They discussed their mutual friendship and relationship, parliamentary issues, economics, trading, and agriculture of both countries. ... Read more ➤

July 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW In July, 31 individuals were arrested, four under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, 17 under Section 188 of the Penal Code, and ten villagers. This month, 42 were charged, 13 farmers under Sections 294, 341, 447, and 506 of the Penal Code, 15 farmers under Sections 19 and 20 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law (PAAPPL), three activists under the PAAPPL, six individuals under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, two individuals under Section 8 of the Import and Export Law, one individual under... Read more ➤

Nelson Mandela International Day Promoting Humane Conditions of Imprisonmen

Posted: Monday, July 17th, 2017

July 18 – Nelson Mandela International Day Promoting Humane Conditions of Imprisonment. On this day, AAPP are highlighting four prison conditions in Burma which violate prisoner’s human rights.  Overcrowding, access to healthcare, torture and a lack of access to educational/vocational training persist in Burmese prisons and lead to not only the violation of rights inside prison, but also hamper the ability to reintegrate into society post release. See below for more information on these four issues:       Referen... Read more ➤

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Discussion about Prison Reform at MNHRC

Posted: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

On July 14, U Bo Kyi, U Aung Myo Kyaw, and U Kyaw Soe Win from Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) visited the office of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and discussed prison reforms with U Yu Lwin Aung, U Nyunt Shwe and U Khin Maung Lay. ... Read more ➤

June 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 212 individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activities. 41 are currently serving prison sentences, 49 are awaiting trial inside prison, 122 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 33 people were arrested. These arrests included eight farmers, three civilians, five journalists, one monk, 15 individuals from ethnic minorities, and one activist. In June 27 people were charged including five journalists and one local civilian under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications La... Read more ➤

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Human Rights Lecture at Bago University

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017

On July 13, a human rights lecture was held at the Bago University organized by AAPP, Bago 88 Peace and Open Society, and Bago University Student Union . U Aung Myo Kyaw from AAPP was the master of ceremony and Chairman of the Bago Division Parliament, U Khin Maung Yin, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry of Bago Division, U Kyaw Min San, and rector of the Bago University, Doctor Min Aung delivered an opening speech. The lecture was delivered by AAPP’s Secretary U Bo Kyi, U Ko Ko Gyi from 88 Peace and Open Society, and Human Rights T... Read more ➤

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Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 (1) The States Parties to this Convention, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the... Read more ➤

Statement for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2017

Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

Vimutti Women’s Organization (VWO), the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), Women’s League of Burma (WLB), the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (NDBurma), and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for an end to torture, and for rehabilitation of torture survivors. VWO, AAPP, WLB, ND-Burma and AJAR are jointly organising a public event in Yangon (14:00-16:00 at Royal Rose Restaurant, 221 Shwegondine Road, Bahan, Yangon) to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. At the event torture su... Read more ➤

TORTURE CAMPAIGN 2017

Posted: Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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May 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, June 16th, 2017

MAY CHRONOLOGY 2017 Summary of the Current Situation: There are 249 individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activities.40 are currently serving prison sentences, 87 are awaiting trial inside prison, 122 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 24 people were arrested, 20 of whom are farmers, one was a labor rights activist, one land rights activist, and two individuals were arrested under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. In May, 13 people were charged, including one student under Section 19 of the Peac... Read more ➤