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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Myanmar releases 200 political prisoners

Myanmar has released at least two hundred political prisoners - the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties. Among those freed are some of Myanmar's most famous political activists and ethnic minority leaders, some of whom have been locked up for years..
The prisoner releases is the latest in a series of democratic reforms in the the country and crucial to having the international community lift economic sanctions on it. Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok, Thailand's capital.


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