Five journalists were among at least 13 political prisoners released as pardons are granted to 6,996 inmates across Burma in a presidential amnesty.
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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[…]