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Myanmar frees around 70 political prisoners: official

YANGON, Yangon division: Myanmar has agreed to release some 70 political prisoners, an official said Tuesday, after President Thein Sein vowed to free all dissidents by the end of the year.

“The president has signed an amnesty for about 70 political prisoners  around the country,” presidential advisor Hla Maung Shwe, a senior official at  the Myanmar Peace Center, told AFP.

Last week Thein Sein said there would be “no prisoners of conscience in  Myanmar” during a speech in London as part of a European tour aimed at shoring  up the country’s international image in the wake of reforms that have swept the  nation since the end of junta rule in 2011.

Rights groups and officials estimate there were between around 100 and 150  political prisoners in Myanmar ahead of Tuesday’s announcement.

Hla Maung Shwe said some of those being released were ethnic minority  rebels from northern Kachin state, where the government is working on brokering  a crucial ceasefire deal.

He said some prisoners had already been freed. -- AFP


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AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

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