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Burma Frees 44 Political Prisoners

Burma has released 44 political prisoners, in the latest step towards fulfilling President Thein Sein's promise to free all political detainees by the end of the year.Even after the amnesty Wednesday, activists say at least 40 political prisoners remain jailed in Burma, which is trying to recover from decades of military dictatorship.Initial reports said some of those freed were only recently detained under a new protest law rights groups have described as oppressive. Others were said to...

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