The Burmese government will release more than 200 remaining political prisoners in keeping with a promise President Thein Sein made during a visit to Europe earlier this year.
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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.
Tin Tin Aung was arrested in 2008, charged with sedition and unlawful association and sentenced to five years in Burma’s notorious Insein prison. He suffered physical and mental torture before[…]
A conference to work out a definition for political prisoners was held by the Committee to Verify Remaining Political Prisoners in Rangoon on Thursday. The outcome would be used to[…]