January 2011 AAPP Monthly Chronology
Summary of current situation
There are a total of 2189 political prisoners in Burma. In January, 1 activist was arrested and 9 political prisoners were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before January 2011, including 8 additional political prisoners.
Since the protests in September 2007 leading to September‟s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1134 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.
Monthly Trend Analysis
During the month of January at least one political activist was arrested, nine political prisoners were released and two were transferred.
Political prisoners continue to suffer the consequences of inhumane living conditions. At least 154 political prisoners are in poor health due to the harsh prison conditions, transfers to remote prisons where there are no doctors, and the denial of proper medical care.
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