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Monthly Chronology of Burma's Political Prisoners for November, 2010

Monthly Chronology of Burma's Political Prisoners for November, 2010

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Monthly Chronology November 2010
Summary of current situation
There are at least
2203
political prisoners in Burma, this figure is the same asOctober. At least
3
activists were arrested, although unconfirmed reports indicatethat more than 100 ethnic individuals were arrested and detained in relation tothe elections.
6
political prisoners were released this month.
The total number of political prisoners is 2203.These prisoners include: NUMBER Monks 256Members of Parliament 12Students 285 Women 175NLD members 408Members of the Human Rights Defenders andPromoters network 31Ethnic nationalities 225Cyclone Nargis volunteers 20Teachers 26Media activists 40Lawyers 12Labor activists 4588 Generation Students 39Doctors 11Individual activists 607In poor health 142
 
Since the protests in September 2007 leading to September’s Saffron Revolution,a total of 
1,168
activists have been arrested and are still in detention.
Monthly Trend Analysis
During the month of November at least
3
activists were arrested,
3
politicalprisoners were transferred, and
6
political prisoners, including Daw Aung SanSuu Kyi, were released.Political prisoners continue to suffer the consequences of inhumane livingconditions. At least
142
political prisoners are in poor health due to the harshprison conditions, transfers to remote prisons where there are no doctors, andthe denial of proper medical care.On 7 November 2010 the first elections in 20 years were held in Burma. Thisshould have been cause for much celebration, instead the day and the weekspreceding were tarnished by extensive disenfranchisement, intimidation, vote buying, violence, arbitrary arrests and consequently a victory by the military  backed Union Solidarity and Development Party. These elections presented anopportunity for Burma to make meaningful human rights changes on its ownterms, and with the world watching. These changes never happened.Highlighting the month, just days after the election, was the release of Daw AungSan Suu Kyi. Upon her release Daw Suu spoke to the people of Burma aboutnational reconciliation, working in unison, emphasizing that she alone could not bring democracy to Burma. The day after her release, she stated she is willing totalk with General Than Swe. “We [Than Shwe and I] can talk about anything solet’s just talk…let’s speak directly. Everything starts with dialogue andexchange.”She asked the people of Burma to pray for the release of all politicalprisoners and stated that she would listen to the needs of the people and obey their wishes.The release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is warmly welcomed by both theinternational community and the people of Burma and provides much hope forthe future. The timing of her release on 13 Novembers is hardly coincidental andshould be seen by all as an attempt, on behalf of the regime, to offer distraction
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