BC-AS--Myanmar-Prisoner , 0532
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Myanmar's president grants amnesty to over 8,500 prisoners<
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar President Win Myint has granted amnesty to more than 8,500 prisoners, reportedly including at least three dozen political prisoners.
The amnesty, announced Tuesday, coincided with Myanmar's traditional New Year. It was granted to 8,490 Myanmar citizens and 51 foreigners. A statement from presidential spokesman Zaw Thay said those released i ...