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Posts Tagged ‘Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma’ (83 found)

AAPP Requests the Early Release of Terminally Ill Political Prisoner

AAPP strongly urges the U Thein Sein government the immediate and unconditional release of a critically ill political prisoner. Ko Zaw Lin Tun, a leading member of the All Burma Student Federation Union (ABSFU), is currently suffering from a barrage of grave health conditions, including: tuberculosis […]

September 16, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology of Burma’s Political Prisoners (August, 2011)

The laws set to criminalize peaceful dissent continue to reign in the Thein Sein regime, marking the month of August. Reports emerged that two youths were arrested and allegedly tortured for having three posters under their motorbike seat calling for the release of political prisoners […]

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

The Spirit of 8888 Continues to Intensify: Joint Statement on the 23rd Anniversary of Burma’s 8888 People’s Uprising

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1988 people’s uprising in Burma in which individuals from all walks of life throughout the country stood up and dared to speak out against the ruthless military regime. On this day in 1988, as many as 3,000 lives were lost when the regime responded

ယေန႔သည္ ျမန္မာတျပည္လံုးရွိ ျပည္သူမ်ားမွ လွည္းေနေလွေအာင္း ျမင္းေဇာင္းမက်န္ ရက္စက္ယုတ္ မာေသာ စစ္အုပ္စုအား ရဲရဲရင့္ရင့္ျပတ္ျပတ္သားသား ရင္ဆိုင္၍၎တို႔၏ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအတြက္ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာ စတင္ဆႏၵထုတ္ေဖာ္ျပခဲ့သည့္ ၈ ေလးလံုးလူထုအေရးေတာ္ပံု ၂၃ ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ေန႔ျဖစ္ သည္။ ထိုအေရးေတာ္ပံုတြင္ စစ္အုပ္စု၏ ရက္စက္စြာ ဖိႏွိပ္ျဖိဳခြဲမႈေၾကာင့္ ဆႏၵျပသူ ၃၀၀၀ ခန္႔က်ဆံုးခဲ့ ၾကရကာ ထိုသူမ်ား၏ျပင္းျပေသာ […]

August 8, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma, Forum for Democracy in Burma, Nationalities Youth Forum, and Students and Youth Congress of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Role of Students in the 8888 People’s Uprising in Burma

The decision of over hundreds of thousands of Burmese to take to the streets on 8 August 1988 did not happen overnight, but grew out of a growing sense of political discontent and frustration with the regime’s mismanagement of the country’s financial policies that led to deepening poverty […]

August 8, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Invitation: Commemoration in Bangkok of the 23rd Anniversary of the 1988 Nationwide Pro-Democracy Uprising in Burma

The Forum for Democracy in Burma, Student and Youth Congress of Burma, Nationalities Youth Forum, Assistance Association of Political Prisoners – Burma, Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma and Burma Partnership would like to invite you to join our commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the nationwide pro-democracy uprising in 1988.

The event will include a panel discussion entitled “23 Years of Resistance: Ongoing Human Rights Abuses and the Urgent Need for a Commission of Inquiry.” Speakers will recall experiences of the 1988 uprising, share details about the current human rights abuses and armed conflict in […]

August 4, 2011  •  By Forum for Democracy in Burma, Student and Youth Congress of Burma, Nationalities Youth Forum, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma, Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Political Prisoners

On the visit of Bo Kyi, former political prisoner and Joint-Secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma to Brussels, the above organisations appeal to the European Union and Member States to strengthen their call to the Burmese authorities to immediately and unconditionally […]

June 17, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Protection International, Actions Birmanie, Open Society Foundations and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Amnesty International at 17th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Mr. President,

Amnesty International estimates that there are more than 2,200 political prisoners in Myanmar held under vague laws frequently used by the government to criminalize peaceful political dissent. Some have been detained since the 1990s and others have more recently been sentenced to more than 60 years’ imprisonment. Many are held in

June 8, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP is Deeply Concerned over the Safety of 7 Political Prisoners Placed in Solitary Confinement for Undertaking a Hunger Strike

AAPP has learnt that 7 of the 22 political prisoners who have been on a hunger strike in Insein Prison have been placed in solitary confinement. They have a list of six demands regarding basic prisoner rights and have been undergoing a hunger strike until their demands are met […]

May 25, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoners Strike in Insein Prison

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) learnt today that 22 Political Prisoners are striking for prisoner’s fundamental rights […]

May 21, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP Denounces Recent Prisoner Amnesty

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) denounces the prisoner amnesty, announced 16 May by the new Thein Sein administration, as a ploy to appease the international community. Under this so-called ‘amnesty’, outlined in order […]

May 17, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤