October 2013 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Summary of the current situation
During October 34 political activists were indicted, of which 2 are human rights defenders who at the time of writing remained in detention. 5 political activists were sentenced; 3 were given prison sentences and 2 paid a fine. The month also saw the release of 56 political prisoners. In addition, 3 political prisoners were in poor health. 79 farmers involved in the “plowing protests” in Pyin- Oo- Lwin Tsp have been indicted under sections 442 and 447 for trespassing.