Sunday, November 17, 2013

Myanmar: 69 Pardons

It is reported that Myanmar's president has 69 "political prisoners," including two grandsons of a former dictator who were on death row, "as part of a promise to free all such detainees by the end of the year."  The detention of political prisoners in Myanmar is said to have been a "concern of the United States and other Western nations," so a State Department spokeswoman is said to have "welcomed the releases." Read more here.

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