12 Jan '12, 1pm

พม่าประกาศนิรโทษกรรมนักโทษครั้งใหม่ กว่า 600 คน...ไม่แน่ชัดว่ามี "นักโทษการเมือง" รวมอยู่ด้วยหรือไม่

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar's president granted amnesty on Thursday to more than 600 people jailed across the country, an official said, although whether any political prisoners were included was not initially known. The announcement came after an order to cut jail terms earlier this month dashed the hopes of the opposition and international community, who are calling for the release of hundreds of prisoners of conscience. President Thein Sein 'has given an amnesty to 651 prisoners from prisons around the country starting from Jan 13, 2012', the official told AFP. The move 'aimed for national reconciliation and inclusiveness in the political process', he said.

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