February 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2,128 political prisoners in Burma.

Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,052 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. In the month of February 2009, 4 activists were arrested, 5 were sentenced, and 30 were released. On 20 February the military regime announced an amnesty for 6,313 prisoners, beginning 21 February. To date AAPP has been able to confirm the release of just 30 political prisoners.

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2-Monthly Chronology of Burma Political Prisoners for Febauary 2009