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Myanmar to free remaining political prisoners Tuesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 12:54

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

Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 14:17

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

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 16:21

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 15:25

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:50

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.

Myanmar Prez Thein Sein asked to free 250 political prisoners

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 08:17

Lawmakers are asking Myanmar President Thein Sein to free nearly 250 political prisoners.

Burma frees political prisoners after EU lifts sanctions

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 13:22

Burmahas freed at least 56 political prisoners after the EU decision to lift the last of its sanctions.

US welcomes Myanmar decision on political prisoner

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 12:55

The United States has welcomed the Myanmar government`s announcement for the formation of a committee on political prisoners.

Myanmar to grant amnesty to political prisoners

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 12:56

The Myanmar government will scrutinize the political prisoners incarcerated in prisons throughout the country in order to grant them liberty soon, a media report said Thursday.

Survivor reveals horrors of torturous North Korean prison camps

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 14:01

The horrific living conditions in North Korea’s labor camps, which are believed to hold up over 100,000 of political prisoners, have been revealed.

WB asked to amend law deeming Maoists political prisoners

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 18:33

India`s home ministry has asked the West Bengal government to amend a law that grants political prisoner status to Maoists in the state as it had countrywide implications, official sources said.

Myanmar activists say 87 political prisoners freed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 22:31

Activists in Myanmar are welcoming the release of nearly 90 political prisoners as part of a larger govt amnesty.