Freed foreigners return home after Myanmar prisoner amnesty

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  • Myanmar has freed nearly 6,000 prisoners, including several foreigners, as part of an amnesty to mark National Victory Day.
    The country has been in political turmoil since last year's coup, which sparked mass protests and evolved into an armed resistance.
    The prisoner release follows a week of criticism of Myanmar's military government at the ASEAN Summit and the G20 in Bali.

    Al Jazeera's @Sonia Gallego reports.

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    Freed foreigners return home after Myanmar prisoner amnesty

    Myanmar has freed nearly 6,000 prisoners, including several foreigners, as part of an amnesty to mark National Victory Day.
    The country has been in political turmoil since last year's coup, which sparked mass protests and evolved into an armed resistance.
    The prisoner release follows a week of criticism of Myanmar's military government at the ASEAN Summit and the G20 in Bali.

    Al Jazeera's @Sonia Gallego reports.

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    Comments

    mrsoft says:

    Canada also imprisons people for political reasons.

    Been Through Nam says:

    And who cares lol

    David Brancaleone says:

    Such a comparison is null and void. A military junta imposed its dictatorship on the people of Burma. Canada is a democracy. Get your facts straight, troll!

    Diaz Virdani says:

    *Myanmar, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Chad*
    *under a Military Junta.*
    need President.

    Waroenk Kini says:

    From indonesia, nice to hear. Hope myanmar can quickly recover for better.

    Kaburaki says:

    For one they did something good

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