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Ko Tate Naing Presents at Equality Myanmar and CCPR Panel Discussion on ICCPR (12/2016)

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On November 27, 2016, Ko Tate Naing and Ko Zaw Moe attended a discussion organised by Equality Myanmar and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR). The discussion focused on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the benefits the government will see if they sign the ICCPR. The panelists were Ko Tate Naing (AAPP), Ma Thidar (PEN Myanmar) and U Robert San Aung (human rights lawyer). Ko Tate Naing talked about existing laws and arrests; Ma Thidar discussed freedom of press, and U Robert San Aung discussed c... Read more ➤


AAPP Lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School, Bago Division (12/2016)

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On December 7, 2016, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) organized a lecture on Human Rights at Yedashe High School on human rights. Around 900 people attended the lecture, including the Township Police Commander, the General Administration Department, Administration of the Judiciary, Myanmar Women’s Affair Federation, Prosecutors, Township Education Officers, Information and Public Relations Officers, the Township Immigration Officers, headmistress, teachers, and students. Guest speakers included Dr. Kyaw Kyaw, (MP... Read more ➤


AAPP Lecture on Protecting and Preventing Human Rights Abuses Against Children (11/2017)

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016

  U Min Ko Naing AAPP organized a lecture at Seikkyi Kanaungto High School on November 17, 2016. The topic of the lecture – that saw the participation of Min Ko Naing, Wunna New and Sandar Min – was the protection and the prevention of human rights abuses against children. Around 2000 people – including township administrators, parliament representatives, officials, police lieutenants, headmistress, teachers and students – attended the lecture. Min Ko Naing began the lecture with a speech on ‘The Third Thought’, abou... Read more ➤

October 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 206 political prisoners in Burma. 98 are currently serving prison sentences,  24 are awaiting trial inside prison,  84 are awaiting trial outside prison. MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 63 people were arrested, 51 of whom are from ethnic areas, 18 people were sentenced, three of which were immediately released after paying their fine.  This month saw three individuals released following the end of their prison sentences, 62 people charged, and two incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in ... Read more ➤

Map of AAPP Training Locations

Posted: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

  Download for training-map-eng and Location ... Read more ➤


Joint Secretary Ko Bo Kyi Meeting with Southeast Asia Bureau Chief Mr. Jon Fasman (10/2016)

Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2016

  Mr. Jon Fasman and Bo Kyi meet at AAPP-B’s Yangon office on October 13, 2016. ... Read more ➤

September 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

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 ➤


AAPP (2016) Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2016

Download for “Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform” Report   ... Read more ➤

REPORT LAUNCH: ‘Prison Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’ (2016)

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 (2016)

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 ➤