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  • Political prisoners Yan Naing Tun (C) and Aung Min Naing (back C) talk to the media after being released from Insein prison in Rangoon, Burma, Dec. 31, 2013. 
  • Family members hold leaves as they wait for political prisoners to be released from Insein prison in Rangoon, Burma, Dec. 31, 2013. 
  • A man holds a sign as he waits for political prisoners to be released from Insein prison in Rangoon, Burma, Dec. 31, 2013. 
  • Family members hold signs as they wait for political prisoners to be released from Insein prison in Rangoon, Burma, Dec. 31, 2013. 

Burma Releases More Political Prisoners

Published December 31, 2013

Five prisoners were released Tuesday, December 31 as part of an amnesty announced by the Burmese government. President Thein Sein vowed to release all remaining political prisoners by the end of the year, but rights groups say many still remain unjustly behind bars.


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