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Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

A presidential pardon published this morning said 83 people would be freed, but it did not specify how many were political prisoners.

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: Police

The cases were dismissed on Friday following Suu Kyi's announcement that she was working with the administration to secure the release of political prisoners.

Sikhs protest in London over 'political prisoners' in India

Hundreds of Sikhs from across the UK on Thursday protested in Parliament Square here to seek answers from the British government over the release of what they described as political prisoners in India.

Emergency detainees to get more facilities in UP

Uttar Pradesh government Thursday decided to provide more facilities like medical and transport to political prisoners, who were arrested and jailed under Maintenance of Internal Security Act during Emergency from 1975 to 1977, called as 'Loktantra Senani'.

Cuba has 60 political prisoners: Dissident group

Cuba is holding 60 political prisoners, half as many as a year ago, though the number could increase again because the communist government continues to "criminalize" dissent, a rights group said Friday.

Inaugural European Games: Azerbaijan rejects human rights violations claims

Inaugural European Games: Azerbaijan rejects human rights violations claims

Azerbaijan rejected claims it had cracked down on human rights activists and political opponents ahead of the European Games starting on Friday, saying there were no political prisoners in its jails.

National Conference attacks Mufti over political prisoners

Opposition National Conference on Tuesday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on what it said his contradictory claims over the number of political prisoners in the state.

Mufti govt to abide by court orders on release of prisoners: PDP

Unfazed by the controversy over the release of separatist Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party Tuesday said the Jammu and Kashmir government will abide by the court directives on the release of political prisoners.

Release of political prisoners not new, says Mehbooba Mufti

People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that the release of political prisoners was not new, adding that there was no need to make such a big issue about it.

BJP condemns Mufti remarks over release of political prisoners

The BJP local unit on Thursday condemned the "divisive" remarks of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed and asked the leader to concentrate on implementation of Common Minimum Programme.

Cuba detained 140 political prisoners in January: US official

  Cuba has temporarily detained about 140 political prisoners in January since Washington announced it was seeking to restore diplomatic relations with Havana, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

Cuba frees at least 35 political prisoners: Dissidents

At least 35 Cuban political prisoners have been released in the last two days, dissident leaders said on Thursday, as Cuba moves towards normalizing ties with the United States.

Cuba frees eight more political prisoners, dissidents say

Cuba has freed eight more detainees, dissidents said on Thursday, as Havana begins to release 53 people the United States considers political prisoners as part of an agreement aimed at ending decades of hostility between the two nations.

Madagascar pardons five political prisoners after reconciliation talks

Madagascar`s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Wednesday pardoned five political prisoners who had got stiff prison sentences for allegedly plotting against his predecessor, who took power in a coup.

Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners

Myanmar pledged on Tuesday to release thousands of prisoners, a move announced just over a month before it hosts an East Asia summit that U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders are expected to attend.

Myanmar to free remaining political prisoners Tuesday

Myanmar Tuesday announced the release of all remaining political prisoners on the last day of 2013.

Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners

President Thein Sein has pledged to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar by the end of the year.

Myanmar still enlists boy soldiers despite reforms

Political prisoners have been freed, censorship has been abolished and, the government promises, the days of child soldiers are over.

Myanmar set to release dozens of political prisoners: Panel member

Myanmar may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfil a promise by its reformist president to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year, a member of a state-appointed panel said on Wednesday.

Myanmar frees 56 political prisoners: Officials

Myanmar on Tuesday began freeing dozens of its remaining detained activists, officials said, after the country vowed to release all prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.