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AAPP-B Monthly Chronology of September 2016 and Current Political Prisoners list

Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, one person was arrested and one was sentenced but immediately released. Three incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Restrictions on media and civil and political liberties have continued throughout September. Two news journals, The Voice Weekly and Envoy, have been indefinitely suspended for failing to send articles to the censorship board for approval before publication. Journalist Aung Lwin has been charged with defamation under Section 500 of the Penal Code for having published an ess... Read more ➤

Video: In Burma, ex-political prisoners struggle to return to normal life

Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

And you can watch it online as early as Friday. REPORTERS REPORTERS Burma Aung San Suu Kyi political prisoners Latest update : 2016-09-23 Video: In Burma, ex-political prisoners struggle to return to normal life inShare1 During a half-century of dictatorship, nearly 10,000 Burmese citizens were imprisoned for their political views. Almost all of these political prisoners suffered physical and psychological torture. Some were locked up for almost 30 years. The inhumane living conditions they were subjected to have made their return to normal li... Read more ➤

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“Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform” Report

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2016

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AAPP launches report entitled ‘Prison Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’

Posted: Sunday, September 25th, 2016

25 September 2016   The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has today – 25 September 2016 – published a report entitled ‘Prisons Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’. The report will be available on AAPP’s website in English and Burmese. The report is a preliminary assessment of the potential for prison reform in Burma and aims to provide foundations upon which to build a comprehensive strategy for prison reform. The report identifies the key issues impacting Burma’s prison system. The int... Read more ➤

Request letter to State Counsellor, H.E Daw Aung San Suu Kyi:

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America. After having the opportunity to discuss ongoing human rights issues in Burma with British Prime Minister Theresa May and United States President Barack Obama, we are sure you will agree that support from the international community will be essential in achieving these goals.  We thus respectfully request that you commit to ratifying the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane, or Degrading Treatment or Punishmen... Read more ➤

AAPP-B Monthly Chronology of August 2016 and Current Political prisoners list

Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, seven local people from ethnic areas were arrested and 22 farmers were charged. Thirty-five people had cases against them dropped and three incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Charges and sentences under repressive legislation continued to be handed down at the expense of activists, farmers and ethnic minorities.  On August 15, ten farmers from Naung Cho Township, Shan State, charged in 2014 under Articles 427, 447, 506 and 294 of the Penal Code, faced their 52nd court hearing. A furth... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of July 2016 and Current Political Prisoners list

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Month In Review This month 129 sentences were handed down for political reasons, including fines given to 105 farmers for staging a plowing protest. Four political prisoners were released from prison, and a further 110 people, including the aforementioned farmers completed their sentence or had cases against them dropped. One person was arrested, two political prisoners are reported to be in bad health and trespassing charges were brought against 131 farmers. Charges and sentences under repressive legislation continue to be handed down at the ... Read more ➤

AAPP-B monthly chronology of June 2016 and Current political prisoners list

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month 112 civilians were arrested by State forces and ethnic armed groups, 48 of which were subsequently released, 18 individuals were sentenced and 5 were released. Three political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 34 activists, journalists and civilians were charged. Authorities continued to arrest and detain activists under outdated legislation and threaten their freedom to peaceful assembly and expression. Fifteen of the 71 workers from Sagaing who were arrested following their peaceful prote... Read more ➤

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June 2016

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016

အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာညွဥ္းပန္းႏွိပ္စက္မႈ ပေပ်ာက္ေရးေန႔ ၊၂၆ရက္၊ ဇြန္၊ ၂၀၁၆ ကို ND-Burma, ၀ိမုတၱိ၊ တအာင္းအမ်ိဳးသမီးအဖြဲ႔အစည္း ႏွင့္ AJAR တို႔ ပူးေပါင္း၍ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕၌ က်င္းပခဲ့သည့္ ျမင္ကြင္း .. ... Read more ➤

AAPP-B monthly Chronology of May 2016 and Current Political Prisoners list

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 67 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma. 189 activists are currently awaiting trial for political actions, 47 of whom are incarcerated. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 90 political activists were arrested in total including 71 labor rights activists. Nine individuals were sentenced and 77 were released, 56 of those were labor rights activists. Three political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 51 activists were charged. AAPP is yet to confirm the identities and details of ... Read more ➤