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Myanmar Prisoners

Myanmar Frees 69 Prisoners In 'Loving Kindness'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

YANGON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Myanmar released 69 political prisoners on Friday in an amnesty the government described as an act of "loving kindness" i...

Myanmar Lives Up To Big Promise

AP | AYE AYE WIN | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar started releasing nearly 70 political prisoners Tuesday, just days after the president promised during a European tour...

Myanmar Frees 20 Political Prisoners

AP | AYE AYE WIN | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's president pardoned at least 20 political prisoners on Friday, just ahead of an historic state visit to the United St...

Hundreds Wrongfully Locked Away

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

YANGON, Myanmar -- In a remote prison in northwest Myanmar, Aye Aung wakes up each day as he has for nearly 14 years – alone in a dark cell on a...

Rights Group: Myanmar Must Release Political Detainees

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar -- A human rights group and prominent activist on Thursday called for Myanmar to free all of its political prisoners after only about ...

Myanmar Gives Amnesty To 6,300 Prisoners

AP | AYE AYE WIN | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's newly elected civilian government was poised Wednesday to release more than 6,300 prisoners in an amnesty that could...