July 2010 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2,174 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 3 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,171. In July, 2 political prisoners were arrested, and 4 were released. This retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 3 this month.
Since the protests in August 2007, leading to September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,169 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.
Monthly Trend Analysis
During the month of July 2010, 2 activists were arrested and 4 were released. At least 138 political prisoners are in poor health due to the harsh prison conditions, transfers to remote prisons where there are no doctors, and denial of proper medical care.
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