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January 2017 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

  Summary of the Current Situation: There are 250individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activities,86political prisoners are serving prison sentences, 90 are awaiting trial inside prison, 74 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 30 people were arrested, 25 of whom are farmers, four from ethnic areas, and one under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. In January, 36people were charged, including 25 farmers, nine students, and 2 individuals from ethnic minorities. There were no sentences in the mont... Read more ➤

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Excursion Trip to the Hnget Aw San Social Welfare Training School (02/2017)

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On February 6, 2017, AAPP Join-Secretary Ko Bo Kyi led a trip to Hnget Aw San Social Welfare Training School in Hnget Aw San village, Kawhmu Township, Yangon Division. This trip occurred following a collaboration agreement between AAPP and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement during a meeting with Minister Dr. Win Mya Aye, and some of his colleagues in early December. The meeting began with the headmaster, assistant headmaster and staff of the school held a reception in the school’s main hall explaining how the program wo... Read more ➤

Letter of Condolence for the Passing of U Ko Ni 2017

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2017

January 30, 2017 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) were deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely death of U Ko Ni and taxi driver U Nay Win at Yangon airport yesterday evening. Known to many of us on a personal level, AAPP recognized U Ko Ni as an integral part of the democratization process and human rights movement in Burma, a fantastic lawyer, and above all a good and honourable man. He was a key player in the mass amnesty of political prisoners in April 2016, an ally and friend of AAPP. His de... Read more ➤

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Ms. Yanghee Lee Meets with Human Rights Activity Groups and CSOs in Rangoon (01/2017)

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017

On January 17, 2017, Ms. Yanghee Lee met with human rights activity groups and CSO organizations between 8:00 and 11:00 am, at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in U Thant hall, Rangoon. They discussed the Human Rights situation in Burma, and how the government and parliament are working on these issues. The Human Rights activity group presenters were; Ko Zaw Moe (AAPP), Daw Pancy Htun Thein (the Local Resource Center), Ma New Zin Win (from the Pye Gyi Khin), Ma Thidar (PEN Myanmar), Ko Thwin Lin Aung ( CSO Forum for Peace), Daw Kh... Read more ➤

December 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

  MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 12 people were arrested, 9 of whom are from ethnic areas and two of whom were arrested under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. Three people were charged under 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. 85 people were sentenced including 82 farmers, and 22 individuals were released. Two incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Farmers continued to be sentenced over arbitrary land confiscation disputes. On December 23, four farmers from Yebyu Township in Tanintharyi Division were ... Read more ➤

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Meeting with Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee (12/2016)

Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

AAPP was invited to attend a meeting at the Lower House to discuss prison reform. U Bo Kyi, U Aung Myo Kyaw, U Zaw Moe and U Kyaw Soe Moe from AAPP attended the meeting with the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Public Affairs Management Committee at the Committee’s office on December 20, 2016 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm. Chair Person of the Public Affairs Management Committee Dr. Aung Tun Khaing, Secretary U Tint Soe, and committee members also attended. ... Read more ➤

Important Information Regarding AAPP’s Documentation Process (2016)

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2016

Dear loyal supporters of AAPP, The transition to Burma’s first democratically-elected civilian government in half a century has presented new opportunities for legislative and policy reform, and some progression on the political prisoner issue. Close monitoring and documentation of the situation in Burma continues to be essential as violations of human, civil and political rights continue throughout the country, as well as the continued existence of political prisoners. With the changing nature of the political climate, AAPP have felt the ne... Read more ➤

November 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 195 political prisoners in Burma. 87 are currently serving prison sentences, 24 are awaiting trial inside prison, 84 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 85 people were arrested, 84 of whom are from ethnic areas. Nine people were arrested under Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. 18 people were charged, including 10 people under 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. Two people were sentenced this month, and 13 individuals were released following the end of their pris... Read more ➤

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AAPP Discusses Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper House of Parliament( (12/2016)

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

On December 12, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a discussion about Prisons and Human Rights in the Upper house of Parliament. Around 100 people attended the discussion, including the Vice President of the Lower House U Aye Thar Aung, Members of Parliament, Military Representatives and staff of the Democracy and Human Rights Committee. U Aye Thar Aung gave the opening speech, and U Aung Myo Kyaw (AAPP) explained the purpose for the discussion. U Ko Ko Gyi (88 Generation Peace and Open Society) discussed... Read more ➤

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AAPP Meeting with Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye (12/2016)

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016

The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, received U Bo Kyi (Joint Secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), U Aung Myo Kyaw (head of AAPP’s Rangoon office), U Saw Thet Tun (AAPP), U Zaw Moe (AAPP), and U Maung Maung Naing (AAPP) in the May Khalar meeting hall of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, in Naypyidaw on the December 9, 2016, at 11:15 am. During the meeting they discussed future collaboration between the Ministry and AAPP. ... Read more ➤