May 2009 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2,155 political prisoners in Burma.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to last September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,082 activists have been arrested and are still in detention. During the month of May 2009, at least 6 activists were arrested, 1 sentenced and 7 were transferred to different prisons. 1 was released. The news this month has been dominated by the arrest and trial of Nobel Peace Prize winner and National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, her two live-in party members Daw Win Ma Ma and Daw Khin Khin Win, and US national John William Yettaw.
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