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Myanmar frees 73 prisoners

Myanmar’s government release another 73 political prisoners and more could be freed in coming months

Written by Reuters | Yangon | Published: July 24, 2013 1:54:15 am

Myanmar’s government release another 73 political prisoners and more could be freed in coming months to honour a commitment made by the President during a recent trip to Europe,a member of a government body said on Tuesday.

“A total of 73 political prisoners are being released from various detention centres today,” said Hla Maung Shwe,a member of the Committee to Scrutinise Remaining Political Prisoners.

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