Political prisoners walk free

More than 70 political prisoners were released across Burma on Tuesday during the latest presidential amnesty.

It follows President Thein Sein’s pledge last week to free all of Burma’s prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.

In Mon state’s Moulmein, Kyaw Myint Myo, an ethnic Karen who was sentenced to 13 years for unlawful association, was released. He was left paralysed from the waist down, and claims it was from being tortured during interrogation.

But he says his release is bitter sweet as there are still political prisoners who remain behind bars.

 

He says his release is bitter sweet.

 

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