Update: At least 110 political prisoners released

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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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