Myanmar: Regime cuts sentences for independence day

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January 4, 2012
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"Myanmar's military rulers marked the country's independence day by commuting sentences and apparently releasing more than 30 prisoners, but opposition activists said Wednesday that the moves were unsatisfactory. The United States also urged the nation to make greater efforts to improve its human rights record. A decree by President Thein Sein, published Tuesday in a state-run newspaper, grants amnesty to prisoners 'for the sake of state peace and stability, the rule of law, national consolidation' and humanitarian grounds." (01/04/12)  

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