Myanmar: Regime announces amnesty for 6,359 prisoners

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October 11, 2011
Washington Post    
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"Burma on Tuesday announced amnesty for 6,359 prisoners, a group expected to include hundreds of political prisoners whose release would be a dramatic sign of opening after nearly 50 years of autocratic rule. ... State-controlled Burmese media said the releases of inmates would begin Wednesday, a Buddhist religious holiday." (10/11/11)  

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