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Panel Member: Burma Set to Release Dozens of Political Prisoners

Burma may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfill 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.   A 19-member committee set up by President Thein Sein to identify the political prisoners has recommended 63 people be freed. The move could be imminent according to Nyan Win, a former prisoner and member of the panel.   Such a release would be in line with the ...

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