Activists staged the symbolic acts to draw attention to the continued detention of Burmese citizens.
Tagged: political prisoners
Buddhist monk Rakkha Wuntha was in jail for his political beliefs. Now he’s marching all the way from Mandalay to Arakan state in support of the remaining political prisoners.
More than 13,000 inmates have walked free from various prisons across Burma since the president declared an amnesty on 31 December in honour of the 66th anniversary of Burma’s independence.
President Thein Sein promised amnesty to all political prisoners before the end of 2013, but three days into the new year, only a handful have actually been released. Khin Cho[…]
Burma released a handful of political prisoners on Tuesday after the government announced a year-end amnesty for those held in jail for political reasons.
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma and Former Political Prisoners Society will provide a certificate of honour and a donation of one million kyat to each of the families of some 50 political activists who died in Burmese prisons during the period of military junta rule since 1988.