Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison labour camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds.
Activists staged the symbolic acts to draw attention to the continued detention of Burmese citizens.
Over forty people were injured when a a convoy of prisoners came under fire on its way to Lashio.
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More than 600 Burmese prisoners have been released recently in Thailand, Burma’s Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint said in parliament on Friday.
A conference to work out a definition for political prisoners was held by the Committee to Verify Remaining Political Prisoners in Rangoon on Thursday. The outcome would be used to…