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Myanmar: Prisoner release ‘empty gesture’ as repression continues

Headline Title:  Myanmar: Prisoner release ‘empty gesture’ as repression continues 07 October 2014 An amnesty of thousands of prisoners in Myanmar is essentially an empty political gesture as scores of peaceful activists are believed to remain behind bars, Amnesty International said.The Myanmar authorities today announced that some 3,000 prisoners would be released in an amnesty, but none of the country’s prisoners of conscience – activists detained solely for peacefully expressing their views – appears to be included in the release.“This is nothing but an empty gesture on the authorities’…

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