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New Myanmar prisoner amnesty committee needs wider mandate

Headline Title:  Myanmar prisoner amnesty committee needs wider mandate 08 February 2013 The Myanmar government’s decision to form a committee to review political prisoner cases is a step in the right direction but the review needs to have a much wider reach, Amnesty International said.“We are heartened by this very important first step towards establishing a review mechanism. However, it is imperative to have assurances that the mandate of this new committee will extend to all prisoners who have been unfairly detained, not only political prisoners,” said Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty…

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