58 STORIES TAGGED ‘POLITICAL PRISONER’

Ethnic prisoners released in President’s amnesty

November 23, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

In the recent President’s amnesty, 65 prisoners were granted their freedom, including a Karen lawyer who had been charged for being disrespectful to the court. U Aung Thu Yein Tun, friend of the Karen lawyer, Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min, confirmed his release to Karen News. “H... Read more ►

19 Karen political prisoners released

September 22, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The release of 19 Karen political prisoners has raised the hopes that the country’s remaining 800 prisoners of conscience will soon be freed. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoner (Burma) this weeksaid that on Monday, the Burma government released 514 prisoners... Read more ►

Prisoner advocates claim President Thein Sein’s amnesty as public relations stunt

September 22, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A leading political prisoner advocate group has cast doubts over the sincerity behind the reasons for the release of some of the country’s prisoners earlier this week. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoner (Burma) who have advocate on behalf of Burma’s politi... Read more ►

President’s amnesty frees 24 political prisoners

July 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar and S’ Aie Than

Burma’s President, U Thein Sein, granted an amnesty on Tuesday that saw the release of 24 political prisoners out of a total of 80 prisoners who were freed. Ko Tate Naing, secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) based on the Thai-Burma, conf... Read more ►

Mon political prisoners released

April 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Nai Yekkha and Nai Myo Twe from New Mon State Party who were serving life sentences in Burma’s notorious jails were released on April 30. Burma government representatives, Union Minister for Electric Power, U Zaw Min, and the Mon State Prime Minister handed the two promine... Read more ►

KNU says Government has acted in good faith by releasing Mahn Nyein Maung

March 27, 2012  •  Author: By Karen News

The Karen National Union welcomed home its jailed leader Mahn Nyein Maung who was released from a life sentence under an amnesty issued by Burma’s President U Thein Sein. In a media statement released today, the KNU said the government’s release of Mahn Nyein Mau... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung released

March 19, 2012  •  Author: by Karen News

The Karen National Union leader Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung – who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th – is released today. Regarding to the release, Naw Zipporah Sein – general secretary of KNU, spoke to Karen News and said. “We were informed today at... Read more ►

AAPP accuse Burma government of harassing released monk activist

March 14, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The issue of political prisoners in Burma is still critical, with arrests and government intimidation ongoing, claims a prominent activist organization. The activist organization Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has accused the Burma government, led by i... Read more ►

AAPP demands Burma President drops charges against jailed KNU leader

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The political prisoner advocate group, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), released a statement last Friday requesting the Burma government drop charges against jailed KNU leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung. AAPP’s statement asked for the U Thein Sein gove... Read more ►

Judgement day for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The jailed Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung will go to sentence on 13 March. His lawyer, said the court scheduled the decision date after hearing from both sides on March 8. “I tried to defend him at the hearing and explained to the judge why Padoh M... Read more ►

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