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Burma Releases More Political Prisoners as Deadline Approaches

Five prisoners were released Tuesday as part of an amnesty announced by the Burmese government. President Thein Sein vowed to release all remaining political prisoners by the end of the year, but rights groups say many still remain unjustly behind bars.   The prisoners are being released from Rangoon’s Insein prison as part of what the government has announced will be a sweeping amnesty.   According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), those...

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