Myanmar frees around 70 political prisoners: Official

AFP , Tuesday 23 Jul 2013

Myanmar president grants amnesty to about 70 political prisoners

Myanmar has agreed to release some 70 political prisoners, an official said Tuesday, after President Thein Sein vowed to free all dissidents by the end of the year.

"An hour ago the president has signed an amnesty for about 70 political prisoners around the country," presidential advisor Hla Maung Shwe, a senior official at the Myanmar Peace Center, told AFP.

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