Free Political Prisoners
Despite some welcome political change in Burma, including the release of high profile political prisoners, hundreds of political prisoners remain in jail. They are kept in inhumane conditions, and the government of Burma officially denies the existence of those political prisoners.
The international community must not forget those political prisoners still left behind in Burma’s jails.
Click on these links to take action for the release of the remaining political prisoners in Burma.
You can also write directly to these political prisoners to express your solidarity.
No Political Prisoner Left Behind
17 Activists have been released!
Naw Ohn Hla
A prominent woman activist arrested on 13th August 2013 for leading a peaceful protest without permission.
Arrested in April 2013 for organising ploughing protests on confiscated land.
Kachin farmer Brang Shawng was arrested in June 2012. While he was under interrogation, he was brutally tortured.
He had been in prison since 1999.
Win Myint, Kan Min Thar and Tun Oo
They are political activists who were arrested in October 2010.
Aung Hmine San, Than Htike, Min Naing Lwin and Thein Aung Myint
They were arrested in January 2013 for protesting without permission. They were sentenced to one month in prison but freed after the trial as they had already been in prison for 33 days.
Zaw Zaw Aung
He was arrested in August 2008 and sentenced to life imprisonment.
A democracy activist who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008.
A retired teacher who was sent to prison for 42 years in 1998.
Sentenced to 37 years in prison for his part in the campaign against the 2008 referendum.
NLD member was sent to prison for 30 years in 1989.
Sentenced to 59 years in prison in 1998.
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Burma Campaign UK is making a difference, but without support from members of the public our work would end.