March 2011 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2073 political prisoners in Burma. In March, 9 political prisoners were released. The AAPP also received information about 6 activists who were arrested prior to March 2011 and this retrospective information explains why there is actually a decrease of 3 this month.

Since the protests in September 2007 leading to September‘s Saffron Revolution, a total of 836 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.

Monthly Trend Analysis

During the month of March, 9 political prisoners were released and 2 were transferred. Political prisoners continue to suffer the consequences of inhumane living conditions. At least 151 political prisoners are in poor health due to the denial of proper medical care, harsh prison conditions, torture and transfers to remote prisons where there are no doctors.

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3-Monthly Chronology of Burmaqs Political Prisoners for March 2011