KNU leader granted amnesty
After being imprisoned last week, a Karen National Union senior official has been released from prison after being pardoned by Burma's president.
Burma pledges full release of dissidents
Shwe Mann tells reporters that government will consult with National League for Democracy over remaining 'prisoners of conscience'
Tortured activist dies days after jail release
Thet Nwe underwent bouts of severe torture and was sent to a psychiatric ward twice during his term in Insein prison before his 13 January release
Ko Ko Gyi: Changing face of Burma
Iconic student leader Ko Ko Gyi was among hundreds of political prisoners released in a far-reaching
Student army laments jailed members
All Burma Students' Democratic Front says 30 members remain behind, and should be released as 'prisoners of conscience'
As the dust settles, are we any clearer about tomorrow’s Burma?
Burma's landscape has unequivocally changed, but with a government masquerading as democratic and Western suitors queuing up at the door, the challenges for the pro-democracy movement grow more complex
DVB reporters freed, Obama hails releases
All 13 jailed reporters for the Democratic Voice of Burma freed as US announces it will appoint an ambassador to Burma
Burma frees top dissidents, feelings mixed
Government grants clemency to 651 political prisoners in unprecedented move, but while optimism is high, some remain cautious
Burma prisoner amnesty – 13 Jan releases
Far-reaching political prisoner amnesty that saw Min Ko Naing and former PM Khin Nyunt among 651 released from Burma's jails
Burma cuts prison terms on ‘humanitarian grounds’
Death sentences will be commuted to life imprisonment, jail terms above 30 years will be reduced to 30 years, those between 20 and 30 years will be cut to two decades and shorter sentences will be cut by a quarter
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