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Burma Frees 41 Political Prisoners

Burma, also known as Myanmar, has released 41 political prisoners, in the latest step towards fulfilling President Thein Sein's promise to free all political detainees by the end of the year.Officials say the majority of those freed Wednesday were activists charged under a peaceful assembly law (Article 18) that sets a maximum one-year prison term for people who protest without permission. But even after the latest round of releases, a few dozen political prisoners remain jailed in...

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