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Burma Urged to Free All Political Prisoners

Rights groups are urging Burma's reformist president to keep his pledge to release all the country's political prisoners by the end of the year. Hundreds of political detainees have already been freed during the last two years under a wave of amnesties ordered by President Thein Sein, but dozens of dissidents remain behind bars. Many complain that Burma, also known as Myanmar, continues to jail government critics. Human Rights Watch said Tuesday only 39 people remain jailed...

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