October 2008 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Since the protests in August, leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,022 activists have been arrested.
In October, there were 18 arrests, 45 activists were sentenced and 20 were released. In comparison with September, there were fewer arrests (18 compared to 88 in September), but many more activists have been sentenced (45 compared to 18 in September). September marked the anniversary of last year’s Saffron Revolution, and the regime cracked down on activists engaged in activities to mark the anniversary, which accounts for the high number of arrests last month. This month has seen a push by the regime to bring legal proceedings against political activists to a swift conclusion, in a series of grossly unfair trials.
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