Free Political Prisoners

Free Political Prisoners – Action page

Thein Sein broke his promise to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013.

Burma’s government is using political prisoners as human bargaining chips, releasing them to gain positive publicity in an attempt to stop international pressure without making fundamental democratic reforms.

Many are released conditionally, and all the laws under which they were jailed remain in place, and must be repealed. Activists continue to be arrested to try to intimidate people who disagree with the government.

No political prisoner should be left behind in jail.

The British government must work with the international community to make sure this happens.

Click here for more information on Burma’s political prisoners.

Had a reply from the FCO?

FCO Response to Political Prisoner action

Have you received a reply from the British Foreign Office to your letter about political prisoners in Burma?

Click here for more information and advice about how to reply.

Response to FCO letter December 2013

Letter Writing Guide

Free Political Prisoners – Letter Writing Guide

This guide provides case studies and addresses to write directly to political prisoners and to demand international action for the release of political prisoners.

Download the Political Prisoner Letter Writing Guide here.