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“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration

By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  May 25, 2016

AAPP -cover-report-EngSince 1962, between 7,000 and 10,000 political prisoners have been imprisoned in Burma. Whilst a multitude of anecdotal records exist, there is very little comprehensive data concerning the torture and mistreatment experienced by political prisoners within Burma’s interrogation centers and jails. Nor is there comprehensive data on the challenges political prisoners face upon release.

Between January 2014 and July 2015, AAPP and FPPS collected data on the experiences of ex-PPs by surveying ex-PPs throughout Burma and along the Thailand-Burma border. The findings of data collected on 1,621 ex-PPs inform this report, which seeks to reveal the widespread mistreatment of, and systematic use of torture against political prisoners in Burma, and makes a case for reparations for ex-PPs as part of transitional justice.

Download the full report in English here.

အစီရင္ခံစာျမန္မာဘာသာကုိ ဤေနရာတြင္ ရယူႏိုင္သည္။

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This post is in: ASEAN, Crimes Against Humanity, Human Rights, Law, Military Regime, Political Prisoners, Resistance, Women

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