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Political Prisoners Remain Jailed in Burma, Despite President's Promise

Five weeks after Burmese President Thein Sein's self-imposed end-of-the-year deadline to release all political prisoners passed, activists told VOA dozens remain jailed and many more are being arrested. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (A.A.P.P.) said 33 political inmates have yet to be released following a December 30 presidential amnesty, after which government officials declared the issue settled. A.A.P.P.'s Bo Kyi said Friday in phone interview with VOA...

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