October 2011 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Summary of the current situation

In October, at least 240 political prisoners were released among a general prisoner release that freed 6,359 total prisoners. AAPP is continuing to receive reports on those released in October and is in the process of confirming. Due to this, the number may vary slightly. The updated number will be included in next month‟s chronology.

AAPP is still verifying its political prisoner list and will release the list once the verification process is complete.


The U Thein Sein regime granted its second prisoner release since the swearing in of Parliament on 12 October. While the release of any political prisoner is welcomed by AAPP, we urge the U Thein Sein regime to go much further to ensure the dignity of the political prisoner upon release – this includes releasing them with acknowledgment of their status as political prisoners and a wiping of their criminal records.

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10-Monthly Chronology of Burma Political Prisoners for October 2011