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“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Preface Since the military coup d’état in 1962, Burma has been in the grip of authoritarian rule. The junta has consistently practiced oppression, torture, arbitrary detention, and long-term imprisonment against perceived enemies of the regime. As a result, since 1962, thousands of political prisoners have been incarcerated by successive regimes, from the General Ne Win era (1962-1988), through to SLORC (1990- 1997), SPDC (1997-2011) and even the notionally civilian government led by former president U Thein Sein (2011-2016). AAPP resea... Read more ➤

AAPP and FPPS launch report entitled “After Release I had to restart my life from the beginning”

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

AAPP and FPPS launch report entitled ‘“After Release I had to restart my life from the beginning”: The Experience of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration’ 25 May 2016 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (“AAPP”) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (“FPPS”) has today – 25 May 2016 – published a report entitled, ‘“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning”: The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration’. The report is... Read more ➤

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

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 235 political activists were released following a series of presidential amnesties, two political activists were arrested in total, and 16 individuals were sentenced. Three political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 25 activists were charged, of which 12 were farmers. The new NLD government led by President Htin Kyaw took office on April 1. On April 6 the new government created the role of State Counselor, assumed by Aung San Suu Kyi. Her first act was to release a statement on April 7 an... Read more ➤

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On April 17, 2016 the President announced a pardon of 83 prisoners

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016

On April 17, 2016 the President announced a pardon of 83 prisoners under 401. (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. AAPP is in the process of verifying this list. Included in the list is Myo Thu Htut, who AAPP has documented as being released on April 8. Also on the list are Tin San, Tin Ngwe, and Myint Htay, all of whom have been documented by AAPP as being released in January. In addition, there are 13 prisoners released from Lashio Prison,Myitkyinar, Sipaw,Kawthoung whose identities and charges AAPP cannot yet confirm. Therefore AAPP belie... Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of March 2016

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation: There are 110 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma. 428 activists are currently awaiting trial for political actions, 130 of whom are incarcerated. Month In Review This month, 9 political activists were arrested in total, 30 individuals were sentenced and 11 were released. Ten political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 8 new charges were piled on activists. On March 15, Htin Kyaw, former political prisoner and resident of Rangoon’s infamous Insein prison, was elected as Burma... Read more ➤

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Released Political Prisoners list on 17 Apr 2016

Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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The President has announced the released of 83 political prisoners under a presidential order on Burmese New Year, April 17, 2016. AAPP can confirm 66 of the 83, and is in the process of further confirmation. AAPP will publish the remaining released list as soon as possible.
Released 83 PP list by amnesty (17 Apr 16)To Download ... Read more ➤

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Released Political Prisoners list on 8 Apr 2016

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

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AAPP welcomes State Counsellors statement on the release of political prisoners

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016

AAPP welcomes the statement from the State Counsellors office on April 7 2016 concerning the intended release of political prisoners in Burma. This statement demonstrates that the release of political prisoners, political activists, students and supporters who are facing trial because of their political activities is a first priority of the elected NLD-led government. AAPP deeply welcomes this sentiment. The statement from the State Counsellors office included three potential methods of securing the release of political prisoners.  Two of the... Read more ➤

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121 Current Political Prisoner List in Burma 2016

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

AAPP’s political prisoners list includes individuals that fall under the definition of a political prisoner that was developed during the joint workshop between AAPP and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) in August 2014. AAPP holds records of 121 political prisoners (including political activists, land rights activists and farmers) currently incarcerated in Burma’s jails, and a further 414 political activists awaiting trial. Activists staging protests are continually indicted under sections 18 and 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and ... Read more ➤

Ko Tate Naing interview with DVB

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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