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

AAPP urges the international community to keep the spotlight on Burma’s 2,203 other political prisoners

Ten days after the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners urges the international community to keep the spotlight on Burma’s 2,203 political prisoners who remain in prison. The international community must unite in a concerted effort to campaign for the release of all political prisoners […]

November 23, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi ‘free’ but for how long?

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) welcomes the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and respects the importance of this moment, both for her, her family and for the people of Burma.

While the ending of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest is welcome, it is also fraught, as more than 2,200 other political prisoners continue to languish behind bars in Burma’s appalling prison system […]

November 13, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Support Min Ko Naing and his fellow democracy activists

Today Min Ko Naing will spend his 48th Birthday imprisoned and cut off from the people of Burma. This will be the 19th year that he has spent a day, meant for celebration, in incarceration.

Min Ko Naing has become one of the most prominent and outspoken opponents of the military regime […]

October 18, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP welcomes the U.S.A’s endorsement of a Commission of Inquiry on Burma and urges other nations to take action.

Burma warmly applauds the United States of America for their decision to support the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against humanity in Burma. AAPP is appealing to ASEAN, members of the European Union, and other like-minded nations to stand in solidarity with the Burmese people and pledge their support for a Commission of Inquiry[…]

August 19, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP denounces inappropriate prison transfers of elderly Political prisoner, Gen. Hso Ten

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) received information that General Hso Ten was transferred to three different prisons in one week, in a cruel ploy to further weaken the already sick and elderly political prisoner.

General Hso Ten, 74 years old, a Shan ethnic politician, is currently serving a 106 year prison sentence. He suffers from heart problems, diabetes and has cataracts. The authorities have repeatedly denied him adequate medical care[…]

August 12, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  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 ➤

Burma’s Human Rights Record Up For Review

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners has submitted its report to the UN Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review of Burma. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) aimed at improving the human rights record of all 192 UN Member States […]

July 6, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  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 ➤

A Political Prisoner Passed Away in Myingyan Prison

We, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), have learnt that Ko Kyaw Soe passed away in Myingyan Prison on the morning of 19 May 2010, at age 39. He is the 144th political prisoner to die in prison, in Burma. AAPP expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Kyaw Soe (aka) Kyaw Kyaw Soe (aka) Jeffery.[…]

May 19, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤