This month, 17 political activists were charged and 7 sentenced, while 8 current political prisoners were released. AAPP also received information regarding one death resulting from police brutality, as well as multiple reports of torture and mistreatment in the country.
As of the end of November, 72 political activists remained in prison, while 136 are awaiting trial. With only a month remaining in 2014, the situation faced by political activists, human rights workers, and journalists within Burma continues to be one of repression. This has led many observers, including Aung San Suu Kyi, to the conclusion that the democratization process in Burma has “stalled”.