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Posts Tagged ‘Assistance Association for Political Prisoners’ (32 found)

လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအေျခအေနမ်ား ဆိုး၀ါးလာေနသည့္ အခ်ိန္ကာလတြင္ ျမန္မာအစုိးရအေနျဖင့္ မျဖစ္မေန လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္မွာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္သူမ်ားအေပၚ ႏွိပ္ကြပ္ေနျခင္းအား ရပ္တန္႔ရန္သာ ျဖစ္သည္။

(ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ -၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၂၇ ရက္ေန႔) ျမန္မာအစုိးရအေနျဖင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ကာကြယ္ ေစာင့္ေရွာက္သူမ်ားအား ပစ္မွတ္ထား ဖိႏွိပ္ျခင္း၊ ခ်ဳပ္ျခယ္ျခင္း၊ ႏွိပ္ကြပ္ျခင္းႏွင့္ လြတ္လပ္စြာ ဖြင့္ဟထုတ္ေဖာ္ ျခင္း မျပဳႏုိင္ဘဲ အသံတိတ္သြားေစရန္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနျခင္းမ်ားအား အျမန္ဆံုးရပ္တန္႔ရမည့္အျပင္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္သူ (HRD) မ်ားအေနျဖင့္ ၎တုိ႔၏ တန္ဖုိးရွိၿပီး တရား၀င္မႈရွိေသာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား အႏၱရာယ္ကင္းကင္း ဆက္လက္ေဆာင္ရြက္ႏုိင္ေစရန္ ဥပေဒႏွင့္ တရားစီရင္ေရး ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရး ယႏၱရားမ်ား အားေကာင္းလာေစေရး မျဖစ္မေနေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္လည္း လုိအပ္သည္ဟု ႏုိင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ားကူညီေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးအသင္း (ေအေအပီပီ)ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ား (BP) တုိ႔မွ ၎တို႔ယေန႔ပူးတဲြထုတ္ေ၀ေသာ အစီရင္ခံစာတြင္ ေျပာဆုိလုိက္ပါသည္။ […]

August 27, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Release of all Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners is a Benchmark for Free and Fair Elections

Human Rights Violation in BurmaBurma Partnership and the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) released the joint report, “How to Defend the Defenders? A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms” on 25 July 2015. The report highlights the key threats that human rights defenders (HRDs) in Burma face, including oppressive legislation, a corrupt judiciary, violence and a lack of protection, as well as providing policy recommendations to relevant actors. The report points to a picture of a deteriorating human rights situation, in which the authorities are often the main perpetrators or are at least complicit in targeting, oppressing, stifling, controlling and silencing HRDs and the valuable work they carry out.

One of the key tools of repression used by the government, the report highlighted, was the use of Section 18 of the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act (the Assembly Law), among other pieces of legislation. As stated by Bo Kyi, Joint Secretary of AAPP, “The Assembly Law continues to be used extensively by the authorities as a tool to imprison and silence HRDs… the legal system is being used to develop and implement oppressive laws, a practice that signifies the real need for legislative and judicial reform in Burma.” […]

July 29, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP Condemns the Use of Violence and Torture in Burma and Demands the Immediate Unconditional Release of All Political Prisoners

The recent violent crackdowns against the peaceful student demonstrators and their supports resulted in the detention of at least 127 people. AAPP vehemently condemns the disproportionate force used by the police and demands accountability for those responsible for the violence seen in both Letpadan and Rangoon […]

March 13, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2015 Palm Campaign: “Even Though I’m Free I Am Not” – Extended in Light of the Recent Mass Arrests of Peaceful Protestors

Today – March 13, 2015 – the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) announce the extension of the 2015 Palm Campaign in light of the recent violent government crackdowns and mass arrests of at least 127 peaceful protestors […]

March 13, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisonersand Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) and Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) Documentation Project Interim Report: February 2015

To date, government efforts to assist former political prisoners (FPPs) to acclimatize and reintegrate into society have been largely nonexistent in Burma. The effects of this inaction have, and continue to be hugely detrimental for the FPPs, their families, and for transitional justice efforts in the country. This inaction has become even more pressing since the government of Burma began releasing hundreds of political prisoners1 in a wave of amnesties following the 2011 political reforms […]

February 23, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

2015 Palm Campaign: “Even Though I’m Free I Am Not”

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoner Society (FPPS) are calling on supporters from across the world to take photographs of their participation in our 2015 Palm Campaign. The campaign aims to show the Government of Burma, in the run up the 2015 elections, that the international community stands in solidarity with political prisoners, and demands lasting reform in Burma […]

January 26, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement for 67th Annivesary of Independence Day of Burma (Myanmar)

January 4, 2015 is the 67th anniversary of the Independent Day of Union of Burma (Myanmar). However, the promises made to the people of Burma have not yet been fulfilled. The basic essence of independence is still being denied to them and in fact they are losing their basic rights, along with their personal security. Although independence has existed for almost seven decades, there has been lack of opportunities for people to create their own fortune, live securely and work for the benefit and improvement of their country and people.

January 4, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Even Though I Am Free I Am Not: The need for the campaign in 2015

Even though I am free I am not. This was the message the groundbreaking 2010 photography campaign sought to convey to the world. The message that the burgeoning road to freedom in Burma would be forever blocked while political prisoners remained. Freedom is not solely liberation from prison. It is also the need for a […]

January 4, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Government Policy on Return and Resettlement of Exiled Activists and Political Forces

After the 2010 elections and during the early days of the reform process, President U Thein Sein’s Government invited Burma/Myanmar diaspora communities, including exiled activists and political forces from different parts of the world who left the country for various reasons, to return to their motherland […]

December 18, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership and Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Equality Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Are You Listening, President Obama?

Photo By The IrrawaddyUS President Barack Obama’s made his much-anticipated second trip to Burma last week during the 25th ASEAN Summit, amid growing awareness that the reforms which he so eagerly celebrated during his 2012 trip are quickly unravelling – or being exposed for the stage-managed charade that they are.
In 2012, it was all too easy to trust the reform process. National elections had been scheduled for 2015, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had been freed from house arrest and elected to Parliament, political prisoners had been released, a nationwide ceasefire process was underway with the majority of armed ethnic groups, and restrictions on media and civil society had been drastically loosened. And so the US and the international community embraced the reforms.

Yet, last month, in her recent address to the UN General Assembly, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma Yanghee Lee warned of the risks of backtracking. Then, earlier this month, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi labelled the process as “stalled” and remarked that “there have been times when the [US] government has seemed over-optimistic about the reform process.

Furthermore, there has been a flurry of recent calls from civil society across Burma, directly raising their various concerns about the reform process with President Obama. The Karen Human Rights Group wrote an open letter drawing President Obama’s attention to human rights violations resulting from the ongoing government military presence throughout south-eastern Burma; […]

November 18, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤