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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 ➤

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MNHRC Meeting with AAPP in Rangoon

Posted: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

  On June 6, 2017, representatives of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) Chief Director Phone Kywe, Directors Thura Kyaw and Human Rights Commissioners U Yu Lwin Aung, Dr.Myint Kyi and staffs visited The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), at their Rangoon office. Staff members from AAPP explained the organisations history, activities, vision, mission, objectives, and discussed how they will cooperate with the MNHRC regarding the situation of political prisoners who are still incarcerated. Following th... Read more ➤

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AAPP meet with the Minister of Social Affairs U Naing Ngan Lin.

Posted: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

On June 7, 2017, representatives of The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners(AAPP) Joint Secretary Ko Bo Kyi, and Head of AAPP’s Rangoon Office Ko Aung Myo Kyaw visited the Yangon’s regional government office. They met with the Minister for Social Affairs, Naing Ngan Lin, and discussed former political prisoners and those who need healthcare. He committed to work on the issues following this discussion. ... Read more ➤

May 24, 2017 Amnesty Statement

Posted: Friday, May 26th, 2017

May 26, 2017 Ahead of the second 21 st Panglong Peace Conference, it was announced on May 24 that there has been another mass amnesty, the second amnesty of this year following the release of 1,883 criminal prisoners one day before the beginning of the thingyan festival. The first amnesty of 2017 saw the release of zero political prisoners, whereas the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) are extremely happy to announce that on May 24, there were a total of 80 political prisoners released. The majority of those released faced ... Read more ➤

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Meeting about Prison Reform

Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

On May 22, Chairman of the Bill Committee of the Upper House of Parliament U Zaw Min and member U Aung Thein met with AAPP’s Joint Secretary U Bo Kyi, Rangoon Office’s Incharge U Aung Myo Kyaw and Head of Documentation and Foreign Affairs Ko Zaw Moe at the Upper House of Parliament in Naypyitaw to discuss prison reform. ... Read more ➤