20 September 2009- At least 110 political prisoners released

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 110 political prisoners have been released from 23 different prisons in Burma.

The 110 released include 38 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 20 women; 11 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 10 members of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network; 6 members of the 88 Generation Students; and 1 lawyer.

On the evening of September 17, 2009 in Rangoon, state-run MRTV carried a news bulletin announcing that 7,114 prisoners were to be released “on humanitarian grounds.”

The list of political prisoners released will be continually updated at our web site http://www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information. In alphabetical order:

Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
Aung Swe (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
Aye Myint Mar (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
Chan Aung (Monywa prison) – NLD township organiser
Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
Cho Mar Htwe, (Female) (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network
Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female) (Pegu prison) – NLD member
Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
Kyi Kyi Min, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD member
Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
Ma Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
Ma Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female) (Insein prison)
Ma Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
Mi Mi Sein, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
Sandar Min (a) Shwee, (Myaungmya prison) – 88 Generation Students, Former Political Prisoner
Sandar, (Female) (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Monks’ Alliance
Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
Than Than Htay, (Female) (Insein prison) – student
Than Than Sint, (Female) (Insein prison)
Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
Thet Zin (a) Maung Zin (Kale prison) – journalist; former political prisoner; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions and the Democratic Party for a New Society
Thin Min Soe, (Female) (Insein prison) – labour activist
Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
U Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
U Peter (Loikaw prison)
U Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
Win Myint (Insein prison)
Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member
-ENDS-

For media interviews please contact:

Tate Naing, AAPP Secretary +66(0)89-899-7161
Bo Kyi, AAPP Joint-Secretary +66(0)81-324-8935

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