Political prisoners’ tragedy captured – “Into the Current”-video

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Thank you very much for your support of our documentary,
Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners.
I hope you can understand that I need to ask if you can
please take down this You Tube posting of our film as soon as possible.
The film is protected by copyright and we are just now releasing the film. It is a Co-Production with the Democratic Voice of Burma and we have a distributor.
In order to preserve the integrity of this distribution, can you kindly remove the link right away!
We would be VERY HAPPY if you can post a link to our
Web Site
www.intothecurrent.org
We also have an official TRAILER for the film which I am happy to send you a link to.
We are now organizing an international tour with Ko Bo Kyi
of AAPPB and the film. He will be in USA March -April and
in Europe and Asia in May.

 

 

Burma announces a false Amnesty for the third time-U Zin Linn

Burma’s President Thein Sein Government has announced it has cut back on the sentences of some prisoners who got grave punishments such as death sentence, life sentence and more than 20 to 30 years imprisonments. Those inmates will be released beginning on 3 January on humanitarian grounds.

State-owned televisions and radios said Monday that President Thein Sein has already signed a leniency decree in order to mark the country’s 64th anniversary of independence.

According to the Eleven Media Group (EMG), the decree says that death sentences will be commuted to life term, while some prisoners serving above 30 years will have their punishments reduce to 30 years. The inmates serving between 20 to 30 years must be cut back equal to 20 years. Those serving less than 20 years will have their sentences cut by one-fourth. For instance, 20 years sentence will have to enjoy 5 years cutback.

According to an official from prison department, those inmates corresponding to the presidential decree will be freed starting tomorrow. It was not clearly mentioned whether the authorities would take account of political prisoners.

It seems the president’s clemency order has been carefully implemented to keep in custody several prominent student activists who had been sentenced 65-year prison terms since September 2007. According to this so-called amnesty the political prisoners such as Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, Jimmy, Htay Kywe, Pyone Cho, Khun Htun Oo and many more will have to spend 30 years behind bars.

If current government were to say that they are the new civilian government, it has to free all political prisoners who were jailed by the previous junta. If the government thinks itself as a democratic one, then it must not allowed keeping political prisoners in prison. Continue reading “Burma announces a false Amnesty for the third time-U Zin Linn”

AAPP Information Release 23.December 2011: Political Prisoners location of 918 confirmed and documented-list is now 1,572

Political prisoner  – location of 918 confirmed and documented

 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), AAPP has been verifying the political prisoner database in attempts to publicly account for each individual who has been unjustly detained and arrested for exercising their fundamental freedoms. AAPP can now verify there are at least 1,572 individuals in Burma who have been arrested and sentenced on political grounds and are believed to currently be in prison.
There is an ongoing secondary verification process to confirm their current whereabouts, for example, whether they are in prison or have been released. The verification process is currently underway,