Myanmar rights body calls for general amnesty
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Last Updated: Friday, December 30, 2011, 16:00
Yangon: Myanmar's state-run media says a government-appointed human rights body has appealed to the President to release prisoners who are not a threat to stability.

Myanmar's three state-owned newspapers today ran the appeal by National Human Rights Commission chairman Win Mra calling on President Thein Sein to issue a general amnesty.

Publication of the appeal is significant because the newspapers closely reflect government positions. However, previous such calls for a general amnesty have not resulted in a full release of inmates who are considered political prisoners.

Kyi Kyi Nyunt says she will believe rumors of a general amnesty only once her brother, former student leader Min Ko Naing, comes home. He is serving a 65-year prison term.


First Published: Friday, December 30, 2011, 16:00

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