December 13, 2017

There are 228 individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activities. 46 are currently serving prison sentences, 49 are awaiting trial inside prison, 133 are awaiting trial outside prison.

In November, three people were arrested, three people were charged, and two people were released. AAPP observed tighter restrictions on civil and political rights and recorded no progress on the number of political prisoners in Burma. Repressive legislation continues to be arbitrarily used to prosecute individuals for exercising rights that they are entitled to, impeding the rule of law.

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