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22 September 2009 16:30 Thailand Standard Time

At least 128 political prisoners released
(Mae Sot – Thailand)

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP) can confirm that so far 128 political prisoners have been released from 25 different prisons in Burma.

The 128 released include 44 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. Ba Myint ( Bamaw prison ) - NLD Township Vice-Chairman

18. Bo Bo (Myingyan prison)

19. Bo Gyi (Pegu prison)

20. Chan Aung (Monywa prison) - NLD township organiser

21. Chit Thein Tun (Monywa prison) - All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)

22. Cho Mar Htwe, (Female) (Moulmein prison) – NLD member

23. Ei (female) (Paungde prison)

24. Eimt Khaing Oo, Female (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer

25. Hla Shein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

26. Hlaing Aye (Kale prison) - NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner

27. Hnin Hnin (female) (Monywa prison) - All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)

28. Htay (a) San San Myint, (Female) (Insein prison)

29. Htay Naing Lin (Monywa prison) - Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network

30. Htay Win (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer

31. Kay Thi Aung @ Ma Ei (female) (Mandalay prison)

32. Khaing Kaung Zan, (Thayet prison) – Arakan League for Democracy in exile member

33. Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, (Female) (Pegu prison) – NLD member

34. Khin Maung Chit (Meiktila prison) - NLD Local Secretary

35. Khin Maung Thein (Shwebo prison) – NLD member

36. Khin Moe Aye (a) Moe Moe (Female), (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner

37. Kyaw Kyaw Thant (Insein prison) – journalist; Cyclone Nargis volunteer

38. Kyaw Lwin, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

39. Kyaw Maung (Myitkyina prison) – NLD MP

40. Kyaw Thu Htike (Taunggyi prison)

41. Kyaw Win (Tharawaddy prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front

42. Kyi Kyi Min, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD member

43. Kyi Lin (Myintkyina prison) – NLD member

44. Maung Maung Htwe (Shwebo prison)

45. Maung Maung Twin (Mandalay prison)

46. Maw Si (Shwebo prison) – NLD Youth member

47. Mi Mi Sein, (Female) (Insein prison) – NLD Township Joint-Secretary

48. Mi Mi Swe (female) (Henzada prison)

49. Michael Win Kyaw (Kale prison) – 88 Generation Students member; former political prisoner

50. Min Min (a) La Min Tun, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

51. Min Min Soe (Myingyan prison) – 88 Generation Students member

52. Moe Hlaing (Moulmein prison)

53. Moe Kyaw Thu (a) Bo Bo (Mandalay prison)

54. Moe Lwin (Moulmein prison) – individual activist

55. Monywar Aung Shin (a) U Aye Kyu (Insein prison) - Member of NLD and poet

56. Mya Sein, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

57. Myint Oo (a) Ni Ni (Mandalay prison) – NLD Township organizer; former political prisoner

58. Myint Oo (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Joint Secretary

59. Myint, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

60. Myo Min Lwin (Moulmein prison)

61. Myo Min Tun (Monywa prison) – Student

62. Myo Yan Naung Thein (Thandwe prison) – 88 Generation Students member, former political prisoner

63. Nay Win (Myintkyina prison) – NLD Township Organizer

64. Ni Ni May Myint (Buthidaung prison) - NLD Youth

65. Nine Nine (Insein prison) – NLD MP, Former Political Prisoner

66. Nu Nu Swe @ Pauk Pauk (female) (Myaungmya prison)

67. Nyi Nyi Min (Buthidaung prison) – NLD member

68. Nyo Mya (Kale prison) – NLD member

69. Pe Tin (Pegu prison) – NLD member

70. Peter (Loikaw prison)

71. Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Hnan Mue (Pa-An prison)

72. San Pwint (Kale prison) – NLD member; teacher

73. San Ya (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member

74. San Yi (Insein prison)

75. Sandar, (Female) (Myingyan prison) – NLD member

76. Saw Myo Min Hlaing @ James (Thaton prison) - Private Tutor

77. Saw Oo Kyar (Mandalay prison)

78. Saw Taw Kyi (Thayet prison) – Karen National Union member

79. Shin Sandaw Batha (a) Kyaw Kyaw (Insein prison) – monk, All Burma Young Monks Union

80. Shwe Thar (a) Tin Win (Tharawaddy prison) – Karen National Union member

81. Soe Han (Lashio prison) – lawyer; Chair of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) legal advisory body

82. Soe Moe Naing @ Ngone (Mandalay) – Democratic Party for a New Society

83. Soe Wai (a) Than Zaw (Myitkyina prison)

84. Than Min (a) Tin Tun Aung, (Taungoo prison) – NLD member

85. Than Than Htay, (Female) (Insein prison) – student

86. Than Than Sint, (Female) (Insein prison)

87. Than Tun (Shwebo prison)

88. Than Tun Lay (Myingyan prison) – Individual activist

89. Than Zaw Oo (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member

90. Thar Cho, (Thayet prison) – NLD Township Organizer

91. Thein Zaw (Tharawaddy prison)

92. Thet Oo (Taungoo prison) – Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member

93. 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

94. Thin Min Soe, (Female) (Insein prison) – labour activist

95. Thura Win @ Thura Lin (Buthidaung) – Student

96. Tin Mar Swe (female) (Mandalay prison)

97. Tin Maung Nyunt (Shwebo prison) – NLD Township Organiser

98. Tin Mya (Insein prison) - National League for Democracy Township chairperson, Former Political Prisoner

99. Tin Myint (Insein prison) – NLD member

100. Tin Myint (Tharawaddy prison)

101. Tin Myo Htut (a) Kyaw Oo (Insein prison) – Generation Wave; former political prisoner

102. Tin San (Monywa prison)

103. Tin Tin Myint, (Female) (Insein prison) – third year chemistry student

104. Tin Tun (a) Kyaw Swa (Tharawaddy prison) – UN Development Program staff (New Era journal distributor)

105. Tint San, (Monywa prison) - former political prisoner

106. Tun Hla (Tharawaddy prison)

107. Tun Min Aung (Kawthaung prison)

108. Tun Oo (a) Ngar Kalar (Taungoo prison)

109. Tun Tun Nyein, (Thayet prison) – NLD Youth member

110. Tun Tun Oo (a) Nanda Malar (Taungoo prison) – monk

111. Tun Tun Oo (Thandwe prison)

112. U Han Sein (Tharawaddy prison) – NLD member

113. U Pannita (a) Myint Aye (Taungoo prison) – monk; Human Rights Defenders and Promoters member

114. U Zawana (a) Soe Myint (Taungoo prison) - monk

115. Win, (Hinzada prison) , Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

116. Win Maw @ Tut Pe (Kale prison) - NLD member

117. Win Myint (Insein prison)

118. Wunna Soe (Pa-An prison) – Democratic Party for a New Society member

119. Yan Aung Shwe (Thayet prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front member

120. Yan Kyaw Soe @ Shwe Thway (Monywa prison) – NLD member

121. Yan Naing Min (a) Nan Wai (Mandalay prison) – student

122. Yar Zar @ Tun Lin Oo (Monywa prison) – NLD member

123. Ye Thiha @ Soe Thein (Insein prison) – All Burma Students Democratic Front

124. Zaw Htet Aung (Kale prison) - student

125. Zaw Lin Tun (a) Phu Zaw (Monywa prison) - All Burma Students Democratic Front (Western)

126. Zaw Tun (Taungoo prison)

127. Zin Hninn Aye @ Zin Mar (female) (Mandalay prison) - Second year chemistry student

128. Zin Mar Aung (female) (Mandalay prison) – student; NLD member


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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