Myanmar Frees Political Prisoners as Obama Ends Historic Visit

Myanmar Frees Political Prisoners as Obama Ends Historic Visit

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Aung San Suu Kyi - CC photo by Htoo Tay ZarMyanmar set free dozens of political prisoners Monday in an amnesty that coincided with the historic visit of US President Barack Obama.

It was the latest in a string of prisoner releases since the reformist government of President Thein Sein initiated democratic reforms last year.

(READ the AP story in the Mercury News)

Photo of Aung San Suu Kyi by Htoo Tay Zar, Creative Commons

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