After their arrest on Monday night, 18 healthcare workers in Loikaw are now walking free, Ko Banyar of the Karenni Human Rights Group said. Those arrested were accompanied by two nuns and a priest to the prison, where they were interrogated Tuesday morning. After weeks of fighting and junta raids on Loikaw, Kayah (Karenni) State’s …
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