December 2010 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2189 political prisoners in Burma, a decrease in comparison to last month’s figure of 2203. In December, 16 political prisoners were released.

Since the protests in September 2007 leading to September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1159 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.

Monthly Trend Analysis

During the month of December at least 1 political prisoner was transferred, and 16 political prisoners were released. The arrests of 5 people in December for protesting were reported in the media. These arrests were not included in the overall figures this month, as they remain unconfirmed at the time of reporting.

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12-Monthly Chronology of Burmazs Political Prisoners for December 2010