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Myanmar: Over 7,000 prisoners released in mass pardon

Almost 7,000 prisoners have been released under a mass presidential pardon in Myanmar.

Among those freed are political prisoners and over 200 foreign nationals.

A statement from the country’s Information Ministry said the decision to release the prisoners across the country was based “on humanitarian grounds and in view of national reconciliation”.

However, some of those released were sceptical of the government’s intentions.

Tin Maung Kyi, a freed political prisoner, said he had “just one …
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