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Myanmar: Release of prisoners of conscience positive but many still locked up

Headline Title:  Myanmar: Release of prisoners of conscience positive but many still locked up 15 November 2013 The release of several prisoners of conscience in Myanmar today is a positive step, but time is running out for the government to keep its promise to release everyone imprisoned for peaceful activism by the year’s end, Amnesty International said.Myanmar today announced the release of 69 political prisoners, including several prisoners of conscience."Today’s release is of course welcome, but the fact remains that there are many imprisoned for peaceful activism still behind…

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