October 17, 2013

Summary for September 2013

33 incarcerated, 10 released. 232 activists are still facing trial. 3 prisoners are reported as being in poor health, 2 suffering AIDS and one from tuberculosis.

While it has been stated that all remaining political prisoners will be released by the end of the year, the number of political prisoners is significantly increasing.  In comparison to 7 political prisoners who were incarcerated last month, 33 people were incarcerated this month.  This number of political prisoners does not include those who have been incarcerated for plowing the seized lands in the Irrawaddy division, which would increase the number significantly with over 500 arrests since June. Numerous arrests were made under section 18 of The Protest Law.

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