August 2010 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2,183 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 9 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,174. In August, 2 political prisoners were arrested, and 3 were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before August 2010, and this retrospective information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 9 this month.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,178 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.
Monthly Trend Analysis
During the month of August 2010, 2 activists were arrested and 3 were released. At least 143 political prisoners are in poor health due to the harsh prison conditions, transfers to remote prisons where there are no doctors, and the denial of proper medical care.
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