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Myanmar: Political prisoner release 'major step’ but gates must open 'even wider'

Headline Title:  Myanmar release 'major step' but gates must open wider 13 January 2012 The release of at least 130 political prisoners in Myanmar today—including well-known dissidents Htay Kywe, U Khun Htun Oo, Min Ko Naing, and U Gambira—is a significant move, Amnesty International said today.The prisoner amnesty is the second this year and the fourth under Myanmar’s post-elections government, bringing the total number of political prisoners released to at least 477.  But as more than a thousand political prisoners may remain behind bars, many of whom are prisoners…

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