There are 206 political prisoners in Burma.
98 are currently serving prison sentences, 24 are awaiting trial inside prison, 84 are awaiting trial outside prison.
This month, 63 people were arrested, 51 of whom are from ethnic areas, 18 people were sentenced, three of which were immediately released after paying their fine. This month saw three individuals released following the end of their prison sentences, 62 people charged, and two incarcerated political prisoners are reported to be in bad health.
Restrictions and sentences on media have continued throughout October.
Farmers continued to be prosecuted and arrested throughout October.