Welcome to Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), also known as AAPP, is a non-profit human rights organization based in Mae Sot, Thailand. AAPP was founded in 2000 by former political prisoners living in exile on the Thai/Burma border. Since then, the organization has been run by former political prisoners, with two offices being opened inside Burma in 2012, one in Rangoon and the other in Mandalay. AAPP advocates and lobbies for the release of remaining political prisoners and for the improvement of the lives of political prisoners after their release. The various assistance programs for political prisoners and their family members are aimed at ensuring they have access to education, vocational trainings, mental health counseling and healthcare.

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Recent Updates

People Not Pawns by AAPP Documentaries

Posted 16 May, 2019  •  Category Documentaries, Slide show

A Former Political Prisoner’s Take on Myanmar’s Reforms

Posted 16 May, 2019  •  Category In the Media, Interviews

Burma Behind Bar AAPP (2001) Spirit for Survival

Posted 16 May, 2019  •  Category Documentaries, Slide show

AAPP’s APRIL NEWSLETTER 2019

Posted 15 May, 2019  •  Category AAPP Newsletter, Slide show

AAPP’s Monthly Chronology of April 2019 and Current Political Prisoners List

Posted 15 May, 2019  •  Category 2019 Chronology, Slide show

MNHRC Must Take Stand on Extrajudicial Killings of Rakhine Villagers

Posted 14 May, 2019  •  Category Press Release