October 2010 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2203 political prisoners in Burma, an overall increase in comparison to last month ̳s figure of 2193. In October, 5 activists were arrested and 2 political prisoners were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before October 2010, and this retrospective information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 10 this month.

Since the protests in September 2007 leading to September‘s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,170 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.

Monthly Trend Analysis

During the month of October 2010, at least 5 activists were arrested. 1
journalist and 1 activist were sentenced. 3 individuals were transferred, 2 NLD members were released.

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10-Monthly Chronology of Burma Political Prisoners for October 2010