Update: At least 115 political prisoners released

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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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