Myanmar: Prisoner release maybe more than token gesture

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October 11, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in PND News

"The Burmese government today announced it would release more than 6,300 prisoners, a major development for Burma (Myanmar), which ranks among the world's most repressive states. After decades of military rule, the country formally transitioned to a civilian government in March, but many observers were skeptical of liberalization. The prisoner release, scheduled to begin tomorrow, may be the most important signal out of the government yet. But it's unclear whether the country's roughly 2,000 political prisoners will be part of that group." (10/11/11)  

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