April 2011 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2061 political prisoners in Burma. In April, 1 activist was arrested and 1 political prisoner was released. 12 political prisoners completed their sentences and were released before April, explaining why there is an overall decrease of 12 this month.
Since the protests in September 2007 leading to September‟s Saffron Revolution, a total of 844 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.
Monthly Trend Analysis
During the month of April, 1 political prisoner was released and 1 was arrested. Political prisoners continue to suffer the consequences of inhumane living conditions. At least 159 political prisoners are in poor health due to the denial of proper medical care, harsh prison conditions, torture and transfers to remote prisons where there are no doctors.
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