Prisoner releases “cynical ploy to ease international pressure”

UPDATE: MEDIA STATEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

22 September 2009
Burma political prisoners’ rights group: prisoner releases “cynical ploy to ease international pressure”

[Mae Sot, Thailand] The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) today confirmed that 127 political prisoners have been released from prisons in Burma. Last Thursday evening in Rangoon, state-run MRTV carried a news bulletin announcing that 7,114 prisoners were to be released “on humanitarian grounds.”

43 members of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party were released, including three MPs. However, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, her personal assistant U Win Htein and NLD Vice-Chairman U Tin Oo all remain in detention. No leading opposition figures were released in the amnesty.

AAPP Secretary Tate Naing said, “Important political figures like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Shan National League for Democracy leader U Khun Tun Oo, 88 Generation Students leader Min Ko Naing and other prominent activists are still in prison, because the regime perceives them as a threat to its absolute power.”

22 women, four monks, and four journalists were released. The journalists included Eint Khaing Oo and Kyaw Kyaw Thant, arrested for their efforts to help a group of Cyclone Nargis survivors. Also released were U Peter and Daw Nu Nu Swe, arrested and sentenced to six years imprisonment after they refused to open the door to security forces who were searching for their son, Sithu Maung. A leader of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, 22 year-old Sithu Maung was arrested at a different location and is currently serving a jail term of 11 years and 6 months in the remote Buthidaung prison for his role in protests in August and September 2007.

“We are happy for those political prisoners released, and for their loved ones. But from a political perspective, this is just a cynical ploy designed to ease international pressure. There can be no real progress towards democracy in our country until all political prisoners are released,” Tate Naing continued.

According to AAPP, more than 2,000 political prisoners remain in jail, including at least 124 activists who are in poor health.

Since November 2004 there have been a total of six amnesties for prisoners. According to the ruling State Peace and Development Council’s own figures, 45,732 prisoners were released under those amnesties. According to AAPP, only 1.3% of them were political prisoners.

The latest amnesty was expected. In mid-July the Burmese permanent representative to the U.N., U Than Swe, said the regime was ‘processing to grant amnesty to prisoners on humanitarian grounds’. U Than Swe’s comments came in response to a briefing given by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his visit to the country earlier in July. The amnesty also comes shortly before the opening of this year’s UN General Assembly session to be attended by General Thein Sein, the junta-appointed Prime Minister.

-ENDS-

For media interviews, please contact:
Tate Naing, AAPP Secretary +66(0)81-287-8751
Bo Kyi, AAPP Joint-Secretary +66(0)81-324-8935

Notes to editors:
• AAPP can confirm that 127 political prisoners have been released from 24 different prisons in Burma. The 127 released include 43 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 22 women; 11 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 13 students; 10 members of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network; 5 members of the 88 Generation Students; and 1 lawyer. The following political prisoners have been released. The list will be updated at www.aappb.org, please check for the latest information:

1. Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
2. Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
3. Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
4. Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
5. Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
6. Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
7. Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
8. Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
9. Aung Naing @ Ba Gyi Aung (Mandalay prison) – NLD member
10. Aung Naing Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
11. Aung Swe (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
12. Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
13. Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
14. Aye Myint Mar (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
15. Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
16. Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
17. Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
18. Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
19. Chan Aung (Monywa prison) – NLD township organiser
20. Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
21. Cho Mar Htwe, (Female) (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
22. Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
23. Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
24. Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
25. Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
26. Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
27. Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female) (Insein prison)
28. Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network
29. Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
30. Kay Thi Aung @ Ma Ei (female) (Mandalay prison)
31. Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
32. Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female) (Pegu prison) – NLD member
33. Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
34. Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
35. Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
36. Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
37. Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
38. Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
39. Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
40. Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
41. Kyi Kyi Min, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD member
42. Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
43. Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
44. Maung Maung Twin (Mandalay prison)
45. Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
46. Mi Mi Sein, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
47. Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
48. Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
49. Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
50. Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
51. Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
52. Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
53. Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
54. Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
55. Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
56. Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
57. Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
58. Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
59. Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
60. Myo Min Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
61. Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
62. Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
63. Ni Ni May Myint (Buthidaung prison) – NLD Youth
64. Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
65. Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
66. Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
67. Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
68. Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
69. Peter (Loikaw prison)
70. Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
71. San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
72. San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
73. San Yi (Insein prison)
74. Sandar, (Female) (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
75. Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
76. Saw Oo Kyar (Mandalay prison)
77. Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
78. Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Young Monks Union
79. Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
80. Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
81. Soe Moe Naing @ Ngone (Mandalay) – Democratic Party for a New Society
82. Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
83. Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
84. Than Than Htay, (Female) (Insein prison) – student
85. Than Than Sint, (Female) (Insein prison)
86. Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
87. Than Tun Lay (Myingyan prison) – Individual activist
88. Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
89. Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
90. Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
91. Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
92. 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
93. Thin Min Soe, (Female) (Insein prison) – labour activist
94. Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
95. Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
96. Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
97. Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
98. Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
99. Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
100. Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
101. Tin San (Monywa prison)
102. Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
103. Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
104. Tint San, (Monywa prison) – former political prisoner
105. Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
106. Tun Min Aung (Kawthaung prison)
107. Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
108. Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
109. Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
110. Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
111. U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
112. U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
113. U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
114. Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
115. Win Maw @ Tut Pe (Kale prison) – NLD member
116. Win Myint (Insein prison)
117. Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
118. Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
119. Yan Kyaw Soe @ Shwe Thway (Monywa prison) – NLD member
120. Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
121. Yar Zar @ Tun Lin Oo (Monywa prison) – NLD member
122. Ye Thiha @ Soe Thein (Insein prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
123. Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
124. Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
125. Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
126. Zin Hninn Aye @ Zin Mar (female) (Mandalay prison) – Second year chemistry student
127. Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member

• According to the SPDC’s publicly released figures, a total of 45,732 prisoners have been released in six separate amnesties since November 2004. According to AAPP figures, 588 (or 1.3%) of them were political prisoners.
• In February 2009, 6,313 prisoners were released. 31 of them were political prisoners.
• In September 2008, 9,002 prisoners were released. 9 of them were political prisoners.
• In November 2007, 8,585 prisoners were released. 20 of them were political prisoners.
• In July 2005, around 400 prisoners were released. 341 of them were political prisoners.
• In November and December 2004, 14,318 prisoners were released. 60 of them were political prisoners.
• On June 10 2008, Kyaw Kyaw Thant and Eint Khaing Oo brought some cyclone survivors from Hlaing Thar Yar Township to the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Rangoon. In the ICRC office, they helped translate for the cyclone survivors who complained about the neglect of the regime and requested assistance from the ICRC. While they were on the way to UNDP office, they were all arrested. The cyclone survivors were later released later, but the two journalists have been held in detention since then. The authorities also accused them of taking photographs of the damage done by Cyclone Nargis and sending them to foreign media (AAPP Cyclone Nargis Anniversary Report, published 1 May 2009).


 

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At least 127 political prisoners released
21 September 2009 17:30 Thailand Standard Time

(Mae Sot – Thailand) The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 127 political prisoners have been released from 24 different prisons in Burma.

The 127 released include 43 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 22 women; 11 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 13 students; 10 members of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network; 5 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information.  In alphabetical order:
1. Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
2. Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
3. Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
4. Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
5. Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
6. Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
7. Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
8. Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
9. Aung Naing @ Ba Gyi Aung (Mandalay prison) – NLD member
10.  Aung Naing Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
11.  Aung Swe (Shwebo prison)  – NLD member
12.  Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
13.  Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
14.  Aye Myint Mar (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
15.  Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
16.  Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
17.  Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
18.  Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
19.  Chan Aung (Monywa prison) – NLD township organiser
20.  Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
21.  Cho Mar Htwe, (Female)  (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
22.  Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
23.  Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
24.  Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
25.  Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
26.  Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
27.  Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
28.  Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network
29.  Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
30.  Kay Thi Aung @ Ma Ei (female) (Mandalay prison)
31.  Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
32.  Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female)  (Pegu prison) – NLD member
33.  Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
34.  Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
35.  Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
36.  Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
37.  Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
38.  Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
39.  Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
40.  Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
41.  Kyi Kyi Min, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD member
42.  Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
43.  Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
44.  Maung Maung Twin (Mandalay prison)
45.  Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
46.  Mi Mi Sein, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
47.  Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
48.  Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
49.  Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
50.  Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
51.  Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
52.  Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
53.  Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
54.  Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
55.  Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
56.  Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
57.  Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
58.  Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
59.  Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
60.  Myo Min Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
61.  Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
62.  Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
63.  Ni Ni May Myint (Buthidaung prison) – NLD Youth
64.  Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
65.  Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
66.  Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
67.  Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
68.  Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
69.  Peter (Loikaw prison)
70.  Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
71.  San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
72.  San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
73.  San Yi (Insein prison)
74.  Sandar, (Female)  (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
75.  Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
76.  Saw Oo Kyar (Mandalay prison)
77.  Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
78.  Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Young Monks Union
79.  Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
80.  Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
81.  Soe Moe Naing @ Ngone (Mandalay) – Democratic Party for a New Society
82.  Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
83.  Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
84.  Than Than Htay, (Female)  (Insein prison) – student
85.  Than Than Sint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
86.  Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
87.  Than Tun Lay (Myingyan prison) – Individual activist
88.  Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
89.  Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
90.  Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
91.  Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
92.  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
93.  Thin Min Soe, (Female)  (Insein prison) – labour activist
94.  Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
95.  Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
96.  Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
97.  Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
98.  Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
99.  Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
100. Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
101. Tin San (Monywa prison)
102. Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
103. Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program       staff (New Era journal distributor)
104. Tint San, (Monywa prison) – former political prisoner
105. Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
106. Tun Min Aung (Kawthaung prison)
107. Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
108. Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
109. Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
110. Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
111. U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
112. U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights       Defenders and Promoters member
113. U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
114. Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
115. Win Maw @ Tut Pe (Kale prison) – NLD member
116. Win Myint (Insein prison)
117. Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
118. Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front       member
119. Yan Kyaw Soe @ Shwe Thway (Monywa prison) – NLD member
120. Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
121. Yar Zar @ Tun Lin Oo (Monywa prison) – NLD member
122. Ye Thiha @ Soe Thein (Insein prison) – All Burma Students Democratic       Front
123. Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
124. Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students       Democratic Front (Western)
125. Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
126. Zin Hninn Aye @ Zin Mar (female) (Mandalay prison) – Second year       chemistry student
127. Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member

– ENDS-

For media interviews please contact:
Tate Naing, AAPP Secretary +66(0)81-287-8751
Bo Kyi, AAPP Joint-Secretary +66(0)81-324-8935


UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

21 September 2009 16:30 Thailand Standard Time
At least 125 political prisoners released

(Mae Sot – Thailand) The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 125 political prisoners have been released from 24 different prisons in Burma.

The 125 released include 43 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 22 women; 11 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 13 students; 10 members of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network; 5 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information.  In alphabetical order:
1.    Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
2.    Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
3.    Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
4.    Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
5.    Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
6.    Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
7.    Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
8.    Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
9.    Aung Naing @ Ba Gyi Aung (Mandalay prison) – NLD member
10.    Aung Naing Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
11.    Aung Swe (Shwebo prison)  – NLD member
12.    Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
13.    Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
14.    Aye Myint Mar (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
15.    Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
16.    Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
17.    Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
18.    Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
19.    Chan Aung (Monywa prison) – NLD township organiser
20.    Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
21.    Cho Mar Htwe, (Female)  (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
22.    Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
23.    Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
24.    Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
25.    Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
26.    Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
27.    Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
28.    Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network
29.    Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
30.    Kay Thi Aung @ Ma Ei (female) (Mandalay prison)
31.    Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
32.    Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female)  (Pegu prison) – NLD member
33.    Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
34.    Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
35.    Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
36.    Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
37.    Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
38.    Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
39.    Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
40.    Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
41.    Kyi Kyi Min, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD member
42.    Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
43.    Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
44.    Maung Maung Twin (Mandalay prison)
45.    Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
46.    Mi Mi Sein, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
47.    Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
48.    Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
49.    Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
50.    Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
51.    Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
52.    Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
53.    Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
54.    Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
55.    Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
56.    Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
57.    Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
58.    Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
59.    Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
60.    Myo Min Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
61.    Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
62.    Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
63.    Ni Ni May Myint (Buthidaung prison) – NLD Youth
64.    Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
65.    Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
66.    Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
67.    Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
68.    Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
69.    Peter (Loikaw prison)
70.    Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
71.    San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
72.    San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
73.    Sandar, (Female)  (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
74.    Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
75.    Saw Oo Kyar (Mandalay prison)
76.    Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
77.    Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison)
78.    Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
79.    Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
80.    Soe Moe Naing @ Ngone (Mandalay) – Democratic Party for a New Society
81.    Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
82.    Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
83.    Than Than Htay, (Female)  (Insein prison) – student
84.    Than Than Sint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
85.    Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
86.    Than Tun Lay (Myingyan prison) – Individual activist
87.    Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
88.    Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
89.    Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
90.    Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
91.    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
92.    Thin Min Soe, (Female)  (Insein prison) – labour activist
93.    Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
94.    Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
95.    Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
96.    Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
97.    Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
98.    Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
99.    Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former     political prisoner
100.    Tin San (Monywa prison)
101.    Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
102.    Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program     staff (New Era journal distributor)
103.    Tint San, (Monywa prison) – former political prisoner
104.    Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
105.    Tun Min Aung (Kawthaung prison)
106.    Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
107.    Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
108.    Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
109.    Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
110.    U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
111.    U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights     Defenders and Promoters member
112.    U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
113.    Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
114.    Win Maw @ Tut Pe (Kale prison) – NLD member
115.    Win Myint (Insein prison)
116.    Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
117.    Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front     member
118.    Yan Kyaw Soe @ Shwe Thway (Monywa prison) – NLD member
119.    Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
120.    Yar Zar @ Tun Lin Oo (Monywa prison) – NLD member
121.    Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
122.    Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students     Democratic Front (Western)
123.    Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
124.    Zin Hninn Aye @ Zin Mar (female) (Mandalay prison) – Second year     chemistry student
125.    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


UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

21 September 2009 12:45 Thailand Standard Time
At least 126 political prisoners released

(Mae Sot – Thailand) The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 126 political prisoners have been released from 24 different prisons in Burma.

The 126 released include 43 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 23 women; 12 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 13 students; 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information. In alphabetical order:
1. Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
2. Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
3. Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
4. Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
5. Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
6. Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
7. Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
8. Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
9. Aung Naing @ Ba Gyi Aung (Mandalay prison) – NLD member
10. Aung Naing Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
11. Aung Swe (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
12. Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
13. Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
14. Aye Myint Mar (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
15. Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
16. Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
17. Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
18. Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
19. Chan Aung (Monywa prison) – NLD township organiser
20. Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
21. Cho Mar Htwe, (Female) (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
22. Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
23. Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
24. Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
25. Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
26. Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
27. Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female) (Insein prison)
28. Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network
29. Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
30. Kay Thi Aung @ Ma Ei (female) (Mandalay prison)
31. Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
32. Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female) (Pegu prison) – NLD member
33. Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
34. Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
35. Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
36. Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
37. Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
38. Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
39. Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
40. Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
41. Kyi Kyi Min, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD member
42. Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
43. Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
44. Maung Maung Twin (Mandalay prison)
45. Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
46. Mi Mi Sein, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
47. Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
48. Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
49. Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
50. Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
51. Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
52. Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
53. Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
54. Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
55. Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
56. Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
57. Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
58. Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
59. Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
60. Myo Min Tun (Monywa prison) – Student
61. Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
62. Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
63. Ni Ni May Myint (Buthidaung prison) – NLD Youth
64. Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
65. Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
66. Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
67. Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
68. Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
69. Peter (Loikaw prison)
70. Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
71. San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
72. San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
73. Sandar Min (a) Shwee, (Myaungmya prison) – 88 Generation Students, Former Political Prisoner
74. Sandar, (Female) (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
75. Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
76. Saw Oo Kyar (Mandalay prison)
77. Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
78. Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Monks’ Alliance
79. Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
80. Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
81. Soe Moe Naing @ Ngone (Mandalay) – Democratic Party for a New Society
82. Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
83. Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
84. Than Than Htay, (Female) (Insein prison) – student
85. Than Than Sint, (Female) (Insein prison)
86. Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
87. Than Tun Lay (Myingyan prison) – Individual activist
88. Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
89. Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
90. Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
91. Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
92. 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
93. Thin Min Soe, (Female) (Insein prison) – labour activist
94. Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
95. Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
96. Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
97. Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
98. Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
99. Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
100. Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
101. Tin San (Monywa prison)
102. Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
103. Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
104. Tint San, (Monywa prison) – former political prisoner
105. Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
106. Tun Min Aung (Kawthaung prison)
107. Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
108. Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
109. Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
110. Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
111. U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
112. U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
113. U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
114. Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
115. Win Maw @ Tut Pe (Kale prison) – NLD member
116. Win Myint (Insein prison)
117. Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
118. Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
119. Yan Kyaw Soe @ Shwe Thway (Monywa prison) – NLD member
120. Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
121. Yar Zar @ Tun Lin Oo (Monywa prison) – NLD member
122. Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
123. Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
124. Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
125. Zin Hninn Aye @ Zin Mar (female) (Mandalay prison) – Second year chemistry student
126. Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member

-ENDS-

For media interviews please contact:
Tate Naing, AAPP Secretary +66(0)81-287-8751
Bo Kyi, AAPP Joint-Secretary +66(0)81-324-8935


UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

20 September 2009 16:00 Thailand Standard Time
At least 115 political prisoners released

(Mae Sot – Thailand) The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 115 political prisoners have been released from 23 different prisons in Burma.

The 115 released include 41 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 21 women; 12 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information.  In alphabetical order:
1.    Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
2.    Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
3.    Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
4.    Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
5.    Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
6.    Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
7.    Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
8.    Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
9.    Aung Swe (Shwebo prison)  – NLD member
10.    Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
11.    Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
12.    Aye Myint Mar (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
13.    Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
14.    Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
15.    Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
16.    Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
17.    Chan Aung (Monywa prison) – NLD township organiser
18.    Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
19.    Cho Mar Htwe, (Female)  (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
20.    Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
21.    Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
22.    Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
23.    Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
24.    Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
25.    Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
26.    Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network
27.    Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
28.    Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
29.    Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female)  (Pegu prison) – NLD member
30.    Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
31.    Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
32.    Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
33.    Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
34.    Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
35.    Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
36.    Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
37.    Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
38.    Kyi Kyi Min, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD member
39.    Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
40.    Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
41.    Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
42.    Mi Mi Sein, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
43.    Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
44.    Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
45.    Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
46.    Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
47.    Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
48.    Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
49.    Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
50.    Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
51.    Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
52.    Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
53.    Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
54.    Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
55.    Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
56.    Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
57.    Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
58.    Ni Ni May Myint (Buthidaung prison) – NLD Youth
59.    Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
60.    Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
61.    Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
62.    Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
63.    Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
64.    Peter (Loikaw prison)
65.    Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
66.    San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
67.    San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
68.    Sandar Min (a) Shwee, (Myaungmya prison) – 88 Generation Students, Former Political Prisoner
69.    Sandar, (Female)  (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
70.    Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
71.    Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
72.    Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Monks’ Alliance
73.    Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
74.    Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
75.    Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
76.    Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
77.    Than Than Htay, (Female)  (Insein prison) – student
78.    Than Than Sint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
79.    Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
80.    Than Tun Lay (Myingyan prison) – Individual activist
81.    Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
82.    Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
83.    Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
84.    Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
85.    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
86.    Thin Min Soe, (Female)  (Insein prison) – labour activist
87.    Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
88.    Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
89.    Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
90.    Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
91.    Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
92.    Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
93.    Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
94.    Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
95.    Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
96.    Tint San, (Monywa prison) – former political prisoner
97.    Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
98.    Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
99.    Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
100.    Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
101.    Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
102.    U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
103.    U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
104.    U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
105.    Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
106.    Win Myint (Insein prison)
107.    Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
108.    Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
109.    Yan Kyaw Soe @ Shwe Thway (Monywa prison) – NLD member
110.    Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
111.    Yar Zar @ Tun Lin Oo (Monywa prison) – NLD member
112.    Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
113.    Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
114.    Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
115.    Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member

-ENDS-
For media interviews please contact:
Tate Naing, AAPP Secretary      +66(0)81-287-8751
Bo Kyi, AAPP Joint-Secretary   +66(0)81-324-8935

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UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

20 September 2009 11:00 Thailand Standard Time
At least 110 political prisoners released

(Mae Sot – Thailand) 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information.  In alphabetical order:

1.    Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
2.    Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
3.    Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
4.    Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
5.    Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
6.    Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
7.    Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
8.    Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
9.    Aung Swe (Shwebo prison)  – NLD member
10.    Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
11.    Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
12.    Aye Myint Mar (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
13.    Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
14.    Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
15.    Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
16.    Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
17.    Chan Aung (Monywa prison) – NLD township organiser
18.    Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
19.    Cho Mar Htwe, (Female)  (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
20.    Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
21.    Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
22.    Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
23.    Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
24.    Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network
25.    Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
26.    Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
27.    Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female)  (Pegu prison) – NLD member
28.    Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
29.    Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
30.    Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
31.    Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
32.    Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
33.    Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
34.    Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
35.    Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
36.    Kyi Kyi Min, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD member
37.    Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
38.    Ma Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
39.    Ma Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
40.    Ma Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
41.    Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
42.    Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
43.    Mi Mi Sein, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
44.    Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
45.    Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
46.    Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
47.    Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
48.    Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
49.    Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
50.    Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
51.    Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
52.    Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
53.    Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
54.    Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
55.    Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
56.    Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
57.    Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
58.    Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
59.    Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
60.    Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
61.    Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
62.    Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
63.    San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
64.    San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
65.    Sandar Min (a) Shwee, (Myaungmya prison) – 88 Generation Students, Former Political Prisoner
66.    Sandar, (Female)  (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
67.    Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
68.    Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
69.    Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Monks’ Alliance
70.    Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
71.    Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
72.    Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
73.    Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
74.    Than Than Htay, (Female)  (Insein prison) – student
75.    Than Than Sint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
76.    Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
77.    Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
78.    Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
79.    Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
80.    Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
81.    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
82.    Thin Min Soe, (Female)  (Insein prison) – labour activist
83.    Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
84.    Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
85.    Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
86.    Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
87.    Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
88.    Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
89.    Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
90.    Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
91.    Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
92.    Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
93.    Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
94.    Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
95.    Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
96.    Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
97.    U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
98.    U Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
99.    U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
100.    U Peter (Loikaw prison)
101.    U Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
102.    U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
103.    Win Myint (Insein prison)
104.    Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
105.    Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
106.    Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
107.    Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
108.    Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)
109.    Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
110.    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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UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

19 September 2009 18:45 Thailand Standard Time
At least 104 political prisoners released

(Mae Sot – Thailand) The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 104 political prisoners have been released from 22 different prisons in Burma.

The 104 released include 37 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 18 women; 11 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 9 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information. In alphabetical order:

1.    Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
2.    Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
3.    Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
4.    Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
5.    Aung Lwin (Thandwe prison)
6.    Aung Myint (Myaungmya prison) – NLD member; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
7.    Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
8.    Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
9.    Aung Swe (Shwebo prison)  – NLD member
10.    Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
11.    Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
12.    Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
13.    Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
14.    Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
15.    Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
16.    Cho Mar Htwe, (Female)  (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
17.    Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
18.    Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
19.    Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
20.    Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
21.    Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
22.    Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female)  (Pegu prison) – NLD member
23.    Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) – NLD Local Secretary
24.    Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
25.    Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
26.    Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
27.    Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
28.    Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
29.    Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)
30.    Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
31.    Kyi Kyi Min, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD member
32.    Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
33.    Ma Ei (female) (Paungde prison)
34.    Ma Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
35.    Ma Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)
36.    Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
37.    Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
38.    Mi Mi Sein, (Female)  (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
39.    Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
40.    Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
41.    Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member
42.    Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
43.    Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
44.    Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
45.    Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
46.    Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
47.    Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
48.    Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
49.    Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
50.    Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
51.    Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
52.    Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
53.    Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)
54.    Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
55.    Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
56.    Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
57.    Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
58.    San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
59.    San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
60.    Sandar Min (a) Shwee, (Myaungmya prison) – 88 Generation Students, Former Political Prisoner
61.    Sandar, (Female)  (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
62.    Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) – Private Tutor
63.    Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
64.    Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Monks’ Alliance
65.    Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
66.    Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
67.    Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
68.    Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
69.    Than Than Htay, (Female)  (Insein prison) – student
70.    Than Than Sint, (Female)  (Insein prison)
71.    Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
72.    Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
73.    Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
74.    Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
75.    Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
76.    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
77.    Thin Min Soe, (Female)  (Insein prison) – labour activist
78.    Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student
79.    Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
80.    Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
81.    Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
82.    Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
83.    Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
84.    Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
85.    Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
86.    Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
87.    Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
88.    Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
89.    Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
90.    Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
91.    Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)
92.    U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
93.    U Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
94.    U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
95.    U Peter (Loikaw prison)
96.    U Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
97.    U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
98.    Win Myint (Insein prison)
99.    Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
100.    Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
101.    Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student
102.    Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
103.    Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
104.    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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UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

19 September 2009 14:35
At least 87 political prisoners released

(Mae Sot – Thailand)
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 87 political prisoners have been released from 16 different prisons in Burma.

The 87 released include 36 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 15 women; 11 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information.

1. Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
2. Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
3. Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
4. Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
5. Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
6. Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
7. Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
8. Than Than Htay, (Female) (Insein prison) – student
9. Than Than Sint, (Female) (Insein prison)
10. Thin Min Soe, (Female) (Insein prison) – labour activist
11. Kyi Kyi Min, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD member
12. Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
13. Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
14. Win Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
15. Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
16. Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
17. Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
18. Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
19. Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Monks’ Alliance
20. Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
21. Mi Mi Sein, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
22. Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
23. Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
24. Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female) (Pegu prison) – NLD member
25. Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
26. Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
27. Cho Mar Htwe, (Female) (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
28. Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
29. Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
30. Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
31. Ma Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female) (Insein prison)
32. Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
33. U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
34. Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
35. Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
36. Sandar, (Female) (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
37. Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
38. Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
39. Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
40. Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
41. Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
42. Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
43. Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
44. San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
45. 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
46. Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
47. Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
48. Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
49. Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
50. Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
51. Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
52. Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
53. Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
54. Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
55. Aung Swe (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
56. Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
57. Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
58. U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
59. Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
60. Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
61. Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
62. Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
63. Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
64. Htay Win (a) Bo Luu, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
65. Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
66. Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
67. Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
68. Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member
69. Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
70. Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
71. Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
72. Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – University Student
73. Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
74. Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
75. Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
76. Sandar Min (a) Shwee, (Myaungmya prison) – 88 Generation Students, Former Political Prisoner
77. San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
78. Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)
79. Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
80. U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member
81. Aung Tun (Tharawaddy prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions
82. Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)
83. Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front
84. Aung Ko Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – student
85. Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)
86. Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner
87. Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students 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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UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

19 September 2009 12:45pm
At least 76 political prisoners released

(Mae Sot – Thailand)

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 76 political prisoners have been released from 15 different prisons in Burma.

The 76 released include 33 members of the National League for Democracy, including 3 MPs; 15 women; 10 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 journalists; 4 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 www.aappb.org as AAPP receives more information.

1. Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist;  Cyclone Nargis volunteer
2. Tin Mya (Insein prison) – National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner
3. Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member
4. Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer
5. Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) – Member of NLD and poet
6. Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
7. Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student
8. Than Than Htay, (Female) (Insein prison) – student
9. Than Than Sint, (Female) (Insein prison)
10. Thin Min Soe, (Female) (Insein prison) – labour activist
11. Kyi Kyi Min, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD member
12. Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) – student
13. Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner
14. Win Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
15. Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP
16. Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer
17. Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member
18. Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)
19. Shin Sandaw Batha, Monk (Insein prison) – All Burma Monks’ Alliance
20. Aung Gyi (Insein prison) – student
21. Mi Mi Sein, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary
22. Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body
23. Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)
24. Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female) (Pegu prison) – NLD member
25. Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member
26. Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member
27. Cho Mar Htwe, (Female) (Moulmein prison) – NLD member
28. Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)
29. Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist
30. Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)
31. Ma Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female) (Insein prison)
32. Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
33. U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member
34. Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)
35. Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)
36. Sandar, (Female) (Myingyan prison) – NLD member
37. Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)
38. Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member
39. Ba Chit (Tharawaddy prison) – Ex-captain in the army
40. Aye Min (a) Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy prison) – private tutor
41. Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN
Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)
42. Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member
43. Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner
44. San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher
45. 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
46. Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
47. Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member
48. Ba Min (Kale prison) – NLD member
49. Aung Gyi @ Aung Thwin (Shwebo prison) – journalist, former political prisoner, 88 Generation Students
50. Aung Myo (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
51. Than Tun (Shwebo prison)
52. Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)
53. Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser
54. Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk
55. Aung Swe (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
56. Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member
57. Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member
58. U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) – monk
59. Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member
60. Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)
61. Aung Naing (Insein prison) – NLD member
62. Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) –
88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner
63. Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member
64. Htay Win (a) Bo Luu, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
65. Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer
66. Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member
67. Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member
68. Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member
69. Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)
70. Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner
71. Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)
72. Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student; member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, Foreign Affairs Committee
73. Angaelay (Mandalay prison) – student
74. Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member
75. Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary
76. Sandar Min (a) Shwee, (Myaungmya) – 88 Generation Students, Former Political Prisoner

-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


UPDATE (20:00 PM): BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Mae Sot – Thailand) 18 September 2009: 20:00 pm
At least 48 Political Prisoners were released
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 48 political prisoners have been released today from various prisons in Burma.

On Thursday evening 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 updated at our web site at www.aappb.org when AAPP receives more information.

1. Ma Eik Khaing Oo (Insein)
2. U Tin Mya (Insein)
3. Ko Nyi Nyi Min (Butheetaung)
4. Ko Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein)
5. Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein)
6. U Nine Nine (Insein)
7. Ma Tin Tin Myint (Insein)
8. Ma Than Than Htay (Insein)
9. Ma Than Than Sint (Insein)
10. Ma Thin Min Soe (Insein)
11. Ma Kyi Kyi Min (Insein)
12. Ko Zaw Htut Aung (Kale)
13. U Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein)
14. U Win Myint (Insein)
15. U Kyaw Maung (Myintkyina)
16. U Nay Win (Myintkyina)
17. U Kyi Lin (Myintkyina)
18. U Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myintkyina)
19. Shin Sandaw Batha (Insein)
20. Ko Aung Gyi (Insein)
21. Daw Mi Mi Sein (Insein)
22. U Soe Han( Lashio)
23. U Bo Gyi (Pegu)
24. Daw Khin Khin Lay (Pegu)
25. U Pe Tin (Pegu)
26. U Tin Myint
27. Daw Zin Mar Htwe (Moulmein)
28. Ko Moe Hlaing (Moulmein)
29. Ko Moe Lwin (Moulmein)
30. Ko Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein)
31. Ma Htay (a) San San Myint (Insein)
32. Ko Thet Oo (Taungoo)
33. U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo)
34. Ko Zaw Tun (Taungoo)
35. Ko Bo Bo (Myingyan)
36. Ma Sanda (Myingyan)
37. Ko Pyait Phyo Aung (Pa-Ai)
38. Ko Wunna Soe (Pa-Ai)
39. U Ba Chit (Tharawaddy)
40. Ko Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy)
41. Ko Tin Tun (Tharawaddy)
42. Ko Shwe Thar (Tharawaddy)
43. U Hlaing Aye (Kale)
44. U San Pwint (Kale)
45. Ko Thet Zin (Kale)
46. Michel Win Kyaw (Kale)
47. U Nyo Mya (Kale)
48. U Ba Min (Kale)

-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


BREAKING NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

18 September 2009 (Mae Sot – Thailand)
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 43 political prisoners have been released today from various prisons in Burma.
On Thursday evening 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 updated at our web site at www.aappb.org when AAPP receives more information.

1.    Ma Eik Khaing Oo (Insein)
2.    U Tin Mya (Insein)
3.    Ko Nyi Nyi Min (Butheetaung)
4.    Ko Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein)
5.    Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein)
6.    U Nine Nine (Insein)
7.    Ma Tin Tin Myint (Insein)
8.    Ma Than Than Htay (Insein)
9.    Ma Than Than Sint (Mandalay)
10.  Ma Thin Min Soe (Insein)
11.  Ma Kyi Kyi Min (Insein)
12.  Ko Zaw Htut Aung (Kale)
13.  U Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein)
14.  U Win Myint (Insein)
15.  U Kyaw Maung (Myintkyina)
16.  U Nay Win (Myintkyina)
17.  U Kyi Lin (Myintkyina)
18.  U Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myintkyina)
19.  Shin Sandaw Batha (Insein)
20.  Ko Aung Gyi (Insein)
21.  Daw Mi Mi Sein (Insein)
22.  U Win Htein (Kathar) (not confirmed yet)
23.  U Soe Han( Lashio)
24.  U Bo Gyi (Pegu)
25.  Daw Khin Khin Lay (Pegu)
26.  U Pe Tin (Pegu)
27.  U Tin Myint (Insein)
28.  Daw Zin Mar Htwe (Moulmein)
29.  Ko Moe Hlaing (Moulmein)
30.  Ko Moe Lwin (Moulmein)
31.  Ko Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein)
32.  Ma Htay (a) San San Myint (Insein)
33.  Ko Thet Oo (Taungoo)
34.  U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo)
35.  Ko Zaw Tun (Taungoo)
36.  Ko Bo Bo (Myingyan)
37.  Ma Sanda (Myingyan)
38.  Ko Pyait Phyo Aung (Pa-Ai)
39.  Ko Wunna Soe (Pa-Ai)
40.  U Ba Chit (Tharawaddy)
41.  Ko Aye Min Min (Tharawaddy)
42.  Ko Tin Tun (Tharawaddy)
43.  Ko Shwe Thar (Tharawaddy)

-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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