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.
Burma’s President Thein Sein has granted amnesty to 6,966 prisoners, including 155 Chinese loggers sentenced last week to life imprisonment,
The United Nations and Amnesty International have warned that Burma is backsliding on its commitment to human rights.
Myanmar Wanbao has dismissed Amnesty International’s accusations that it colluded in a series of human rights abuses directed against protestors at the Latpadaung copper mine site in Sagaing Division.
Two years after a brutal police crackdown against protesters at the Latpadaung copper mine site, Amnesty Int’l has issued a press release highlighting ongoing problems with the project.
AAPP-B said on Thursday that only one of the 3,073 detainees released on 7 October in a presidential amnesty was on their list of political prisoners.