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Amnesty cancellation is warning sign: AAPP

Nay-Myo-Zin-2013-sGroup says Nay Myo Zin's re-imprisonment serves as a warning to former political prisoners.

AAPP offers scholarships to children of political prisoners

political-prisoners-families-sponsored-by-AAPP-3-sThe Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma (AAPP) held an official ceremony on Thursday ...
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 February 2013 16:56 ) Read more...

Govt to grant amnesty to political prisoners

Prisoners-release-July-3-2012sThe Myanmar government will scrutinize the remaining political prisoners in the country.

Red Cross to resume prison visits in Burma

ICRC-medical-staff-meeting-with-prisoners-in-Burma-sThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced on Thursday it will resume visits ...
Last Updated ( Friday, 18 January 2013 15:27 ) Read more...

Campaign calls for candlelit vigils for U Gambira

Buddhist-monk-Gambira-sActivists around the world are being urged to mark International Human Rights Day on ...

Saffron Revolution’s leading monk rearrested

Gambira-aka-Nyi-Nyi-Lwin-sAshin Gambira, a revered Buddhist monk who came to prominence during the 2007 Saffron ...
Last Updated ( Monday, 03 December 2012 19:21 ) Read more...

452 Burmese prisoners to be released in amnesty

aappb-logo-sThe Burmese government announced on Thursday morning that it would release 452 prisoners as a token of goodwill and a gesture of friendship ...

All political prisoners must be released unconditionally: BCUK

BCUK-logo-sBurma Campaign UK today called for the immediate release of Tun Aung and all remaining political prisoners in Burma.
Last Updated ( Monday, 15 October 2012 14:03 ) Read more...

Increase in arbitrary arrests in Burma: report

aappb-logo-sBurma continues to use arbitrary arrest as a tool to hold members of the democracy and human rights movement behind bars often ...
Last Updated ( Friday, 28 September 2012 14:07 ) Read more...

‘None should be left behind’

Tomas-Ojea-Quintana-departure-3-ssThe United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has welcomed the latest ...
Last Updated ( Friday, 21 September 2012 15:36 ) Read more...
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The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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