Burma freed 101 political prisoners last week, bringing the number of political detainees released by Thein Sein to more than 1,200 under his reign.
More than 13,000 inmates have walked free from various prisons across Burma since the president declared an amnesty on 31 December in honour of the 66th anniversary of Burma’s independence.
President Thein Sein promised amnesty to all political prisoners before the end of 2013, but three days into the new year, only a handful have actually been released. Khin Cho[…]
Burma released a handful of political prisoners on Tuesday after the government announced a year-end amnesty for those held in jail for political reasons.
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[…]
Zaw Moe, a former ABSDF soldier, was released in Tuesday’s amnesty. He feels the government is using prisoners as tools in the political game – and they should be released[…]