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Burma Pardons 56 Political Prisoners

Burma announced plans to free 56 political prisoners on Tuesday, in the latest amnesty ordered by President Thein Sein. The identities of those pardoned is not immediately known, but officials say they included members of armed ethnic minority groups. Dozens of dissidents remain jailed in the formerly military-ruled country, despite several rounds of presidential amnesties. During a visit to London in July, President Thein Sein promised to free all political prisoners by the end of the ...

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