Dozens were freed from jails across Burma on Friday morning, with expectant crowds hopeful that political prisoners will join them as day goes on.
Five Buddhist monks were acquitted of a religious defamation charge on Thursday in the latest hearing in the high-profile Mahasantisukha Monastery case.
Jailed for religious defamation, New Zealander Phil Blackwood is the sole foreigner on Amnesty International’s list of 91 prisoners of conscience in Burma.
Despite the president’s promise to rid Burma’s jails of political prisoners by the end of 2013, a leading advocacy group claims that the number of prisoners of conscience has increased…
Burma has released seven political prisoners since it announced a presidential amnesty, but many more are expected in the days ahead.
Prisoners will be released in two batches in January and February, Burmese government minister tells leaders from the KNU