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Burma Briefer No. 10: Political Prisoners in Burma – A Crime Against Humanity

[…] Most attention on possible war crimes and crimes against humanity taking place in Burma has focused on attacks and persecution on ethnic minorities, particularly crimes committed against the ethnic Karen, Karenni and Shan in Eastern Burma, and against the Rohingya in Western Burma, and the Chin in the Northwest. This briefing looks at an area which has so far not received much attention, the detention and treatment of political prisoners […]

March 10, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Release over 2200 Political Prisoners NOW!

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners has released a report titled, “Release Over 2200 Political Prisoners NOW!” This report is an effort of 12 groups working inside Burma to promote democracy, human rights and national reconciliation. The 12 groups took a great risk and operated in secret to contribute to the release of this report due to the repressive and highly dangerous environment facing human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists in Burma […]

February 1, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP 2010 Annual Report:Political Prisoners in Burma

The Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) today released a report, highlighting the ongoing systematic violations of human rights and the denial of fundamental freedoms faced by the countries pro-democracy activists during 2010 and the devastating consequences of engaging in political activism. ႏိုုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ကူညီေစာင့္ေ႐ွာက္ေရးအသင္း (ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံ) မွ ၂၀၁၀ ခုုႏွစ္ ႏွစ္ပတ္လည္ အစီရင္ခံစာကိုု ထုုတ္ေဝခဲ့ပါသည္ […]

January 13, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Silencing Dissent: The Ongoing Imprisonment of Burma’s Political Activists in the Lead up to the 2010 Elections

This AAPP’s report, Silencing Dissent, documents the ongoing imprisonment of political activists, individuals associated with activists, as well as ordinary civilians peacefully expressing their basic civil and political rights occurred during 2009 and 2010 […]

November 30, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Briefing No. 6: Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi has now spent more than 15 years in detention, most of it under house arrest. According to Burmese law, she must be released from her current period of detention on Saturday 13th November.

World leaders regularly express support for Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for human rights and democracy in Burma. However, when it comes to acting on requests from Aung San Suu Kyi for practical international support, they have been less forthcoming.

This briefing provides recommendations for action from the international community, whether or not Aung San Suu Kyi is released on 13th November […]

November 10, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of Burma’s Political Prisoners in Burma –July 2010

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2,174 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 3 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,171. In July, 2 political prisoners were arrested, and 4 were released. This retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 3 this month.

Since the protests in August 2007, leading to September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,169 activists have been arrested and are still in detention[…]

August 11, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

“ဦး၀င္းတင္နဲ႔ ေမးခြန္းမ်ား” အီးဘြတ္ ၈၈ အေရးေတာ္ပုံ ၂၂ ႏွစ္ အထိမ္းအမွတ္အျဖစ္ မိုးမခက ျဖန္႔ခ်ိ

စစ္အစုိးရ အလိုက် ၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ၊ NLD ပါတီ၏ ရပ္တည္ျဖတ္သန္းမႈႏွင့္ ျမန္မာျပည္အေရး အင္တာဗ်ဴးမ်ား စုစည္းတင္ဆက္ခ်က္ ဆိုတဲ့ ေခါင္းစဥ္နဲ႔ မိုးမခက ဦး၀င္းတင္နဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဆုံေမးျမန္းျခင္း အင္တာဗ်ဴးေဆာင္းပါးမ်ားကို တစုတစည္းတည္း အီးဘြတ္အျဖစ္ ထုတ္ေ၀လိုက္ပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္ဒီမိုကေရစီအေရး ၈ ေလးလုံး အေရးေတာ္ပုံၾကီးရဲ့ ၂၂ ႏွစ္ျပည့္မွာ အမွတ္တရ အေလးျပဳျပီး ထုတ္ေ၀တာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။လက္ရွိ ၂၀၁၀ စစ္အစိုးရေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ အရႈပ္အေထြးကာလမွာ ဆရာဦး၀င္းတင္ရဲ့ ျပတ္သားတဲ့ အေတြးအျမင္၊ အင္န္အယ္ဒီပါတီရဲ့ ၂၀၁၀ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအၾကပ္အတည္းကို မည္သုိ႔ တစုတစည္းတည္း ရင္ဆိုင္ျဖတ္သန္းပုံနဲ႔ ၾကံဳေတြ႔ရုန္းကန္ရမႈေတြကို သည္အင္တာဗ်ဴးမွတ္တမ္းကေန သမိုင္းစာမ်က္ႏွာအျဖစ္ ေမာ္ကြန္းထိုးတဲ့အေနနဲ႔ မိုးမခစာနယ္ဇင္းအဖြဲ႔က ၾကိဳးပမ္းတင္ဆက္လိုက္တာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

August 7, 2010  •  By Moemaka Media  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of Burma’s Political Prisoners in Burma – May 2010

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2,157 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall decrease of 42 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,199 . In May 3 activists were arrested, 2 sentenced and 1 political prisoners was released.
Since the protests in August 2007 leading to September’s Saffron Revolution, a total of 1,159 activists have been arrested and are still in detention.[…]

June 7, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of Burma’s Political Prisoners in Burma – June 2010

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2,171 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 14 in comparison
to last month’s figure of 2,157. In June, no activists were arrested and no political prisoners were
released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before
June 2010, and this retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 14
this month[…]

June 4, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of Political Prisoners in Burma – April 2010

Summary of current situation

There are a total of 2,199 political prisoners in Burma. This is an overall increase of 13 in comparison to last month’s figure of 2,186. In April, 12 activists were arrested and 3 political prisoners were released. The AAPP also received information about activists who were arrested and released before April 2010, and this retroactive information explains why there is actually an overall increase of 13 this month.[…]

May 10, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤