Myanmar junta to release 1,600 prisoners in holiday amnesty
19 April 2022 | 5:20 am
Myanmar's military junta announced that it will pardon hundreds of prisoners, including 42 foreigners, as the country marks the Buddhist new year. But political prisoners are reportedly not included.
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Myanmar's military says it has released more than 600 prisoners arrested on various alleged infractions since the February 1 coup.
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Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing arrives in Jakarta for crisis talks with Southeast Asian leaders, in his first foreign trip since military forces staged a coup and subsequent crackdown that has left more than 700 dead.
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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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