Myanmar begins amnesty of more than 2,000 prisoners
04 July 2021 | 5:54 pm
Officials in Myanmar have said they are freeing 2,300 prisoners who had taken part in protests against the country's military rulers. No reason was given for the timing of their release.
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Since seizing power in a 2021 coup, the junta has used the imported weapons "to commit atrocities" against civilians, a United Nations expert said in a report.
Rakhine state was badly hit by the strongest storm in at least a decade. Local officials fear the number of victims is much higher, while the UN says 800,000 people urgently need food aid.
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Since the military's coup on February 1, 2021, the political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Burma has only grown more dire, with reports indicating nearly 3,000 killed, nearly 17,000 detained, and more than 1.5 million displaced.
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A group of Nigerians are teaching prisoners across the country. Their education project has helped more than 1,500 inmates, many of whom are now skilled workers who are out of prison.
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Some say exports to the European Union are essential to provide a livelihood to ordinary people in Myanmar. Others argue that importing products plays into the junta's narrative that it's business as usual.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained since Myanmar's democratically elected government was overthrown in a 2021 military coup. The junta has said the partial pardon will shave 6 years off a 33-year sentence.
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