July 15, 2014

At end of June, there were sixty-five political prisoners imprisoned in Burma, with 102 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions.

Although President Thein Sein promised to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013, the number of political incarcerations has been steadily increasing since the beginning of 2014, with a net average of six new political prisoners sentenced each month. In light of the 102 prisoners currently awaiting trial, if the current trend continues then Burma is set to see over 100 political prisoners by the year’s end.

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