A new prison law was discussed in parliament in 2015, but not passed. Nor has it been taken up by the NLD who took power in early 2016.
“They [NLD] should seek to propose a definition for what exactly constitutes a political prisoner.”
The campaign marks the third anniversary of the death of veteran journalist and former political prisoner Win Tin, who died on 21 April 2014.
The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs said 274 political cases had been closed in the first 100 days of the new government.
Phil Blackwood, a New Zealand national incarcerated in Rangoon’s Insein Prison since December 2014, was released in a Presidential Amnesty on Friday.
Jailed for religious defamation, New Zealander Phil Blackwood is the sole foreigner on Amnesty International’s list of 91 prisoners of conscience in Burma.