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Burma Releasing Remaining Political Prisoners

Burma's government says it will release its remaining political prisoners on Tuesday. Hmu Zaw, a senior official in the presidential office, told VOA's Burmese service on Monday the amnesty includes not only those convicted of political offenses, but those whose cases are still being prosecuted. Hmu Zaw says there are five reasons for the amnesty: for the sake of peace and humanitarian grounds, for national reconciliation; to allow those freed to take part in the political...

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