January 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2,137 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,052 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. In the month of January 2009, 6 activists were arrested, 6 were sentenced and 8 were released. The regime’s courts handed down their harshest sentence yet in this recent crackdown, which began in October last year. Bo Min Yu Ko, a member of the All Burma Federation of Students Unions, was sentenced to 104 years in prison.
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