August 3, 2016

Summary of the Current Situation:

There are 285 political prisoners in Burma.
82 are currently serving prison sentences, 34 are awaiting trial inside prison and, 169 are awaiting trial outside prison.

This month 112 political activists were arrested in total, 18 individuals were sentenced and 53 were released. Three political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 34 activists were charged.

Authorities continued to arrest and detain activists under outdated legislation and threaten their freedom to peaceful assembly and expression.

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)

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