Myanmar Tuesday announced the release of all remaining political prisoners on the last day of 2013.
President Thein Sein has pledged to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar by the end of the year.
Political prisoners have been freed, censorship has been abolished and, the government promises, the days of child soldiers are over.
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 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.
Lawmakers are asking Myanmar President Thein Sein to free nearly 250 political prisoners.
The United States has welcomed the Myanmar government`s announcement for the formation of a committee on political prisoners.
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.
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.
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.
Activists in Myanmar are welcoming the release of nearly 90 political prisoners as part of a larger govt amnesty.
The UN Human Rights Council says in its highly-anticipated review of the Gulf kingdom`s record that Bahrain will consider 176 recommendations submitted by other nations.
US President Barack Obama on Friday
praised the release of political prisoners in Myanmar, terming
it substantial step forward for democratic reform.
It is second group of prisoners to be released in a week under Arab League plan meant to stop Syrian govt crackdown on dissent.
A UN envoy noted that some of the prisoners are being held just for being relatives of other detainees.
The Myanmar state-run radio and television Tuesday announced the release of 6,359 prisoners from Wednesday under an amnesty ordered by the country`s President.
The new WB govt, has no list of those arrested for participating in the
political movements in Singur and Nandigram.
A human rights body urged
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to consider for
general amnesty for political prisoners instead of a case by
A rights body expressed
hope that the Trinamool Congress-led new government in West
Bengal would release all political prisoners.
A Spanish ministry said 245 people arrived on overnight flight from Cuba.
Day in Pics: 17th September
Showbiz World - September 17, 2014
Toronto International Film Festival