August 2013 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Political Prisoner Watch Burma (August 2013)
In the month of August, we saw numerous arrests under The Decree on the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession, also referred to as Section 18. Out of the 35 political demonstrators arrested this month, 29 face trials under the section 18. Out of the 7 incarcerated this month, 6 have been charged with violating the same Act. The rest of the political demonstrators have been charged with section 505 (b).
Summary of the Current Situation
53 are facing trial, 7 were sentenced, and 0 political prisoners were released this