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Former political prisoners struggle to find work

Since President Thein Sein came to power in 2011, over nine hundred political prisoners have been released.

But many who have been freed are struggling to fit back into society.

Their friends and family sometimes shun them because they are afraid to be associated with a political prisoner.

And finding work is extremely difficult.

Ko Swe speaks to two former political prisoners who are trying to rebuild their lives.


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