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Myanmar Frees 102 Prisoners, Including Prisoners of Conscience

Myanmar's military-backed government has released 102 prisoners, including many jailed on political charges, in a move that comes just before it is set to hand power to a pro-democracy opposition party. The prisoners were freed Friday from Insein prison near Yangon, according to a presidential spokesman. At least 20 of the freed detainees were prisoners of conscience while others were common criminals, officials said. Among those freed was 32-year-old New Zealand citizen Philip...

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