As election nears, rights groups say Burmese authorities are increasingly bringing cases against students, land rights campaigners and other activists,
Five journalists were among at least 13 political prisoners released as pardons are granted to 6,996 inmates across Burma in a presidential amnesty.
Activist groups AAPP and FPPO re-launch a photograph campaign calling for the release of the remaining political prisoners in Burma.
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma is planning an event in Rangoon on 2 January to commemorate and honour political activists who have died behind the bars.
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma and Former Political Prisoners Society will provide a certificate of honour and a donation of one million kyat to each of the families of…