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Myanmar to free more prisoners on Monday: Officials

Myanmar to free more prisoners on Monday: Officials

Myanmar is to declare a new prisoner amnesty on Monday that will include political detainees, government officials in the military-dominated country said on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AP YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar is to declare a new prisoner amnesty on Monday that will include political detainees, government officials in the military-dominated country said on Sunday. 'Some prisoners will be released on Monday,' an official who did not wish to be named told AFP, without giving further details. Another official added that 'some prisoners of conscience from prisons outside Yangon' would be among those freed. The regime pardoned about 200 political prisoners in a much-anticipated amnesty in October but critics said the gesture did not go far enough as most of the country's political detainees are still locked up. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog commen...

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