Government begins releasing political prisoners

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Pear
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Government begins releasing political prisoners

Post by Pear » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:25 am

BURMA’S government has begun releasing political prisoners under a plan announced by the country’s new de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Local media reported that more than 60 students arrested a year ago during a protest over education reforms were released Friday by a court in the central town of Tharrawaddy.

The releases were part of a general amnesty that also covered other convicts ahead of Burma’s (Myanmar’s) traditional New Year festival, often the occasion for prisoner releases.

Full story: Asian Correspondent

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