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Myanmar Frees Chinese Loggers in Prisoner Amnesty

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has freed nearly 7,000 prisoners, including 155 Chinese nationals who last week were sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging. The Chinese loggers were among 210 foreigners freed in the amnesty, according to China's official Xinhua news agency, which quoted a "higher official." "[The prisoners] will be deported beginning Thursday with a view to maintaining mutual friendship and ties with related countries and on social...

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