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Obama visit: Myanmar will free inmates

2012-11-14 21:41

Yangon - Myanmar officials late on Wednesday said prisoners will be released in amnesty just days before US President Barack Obama arrives for a visit which is seen as an endorsement of reforms sweeping the former army-ruled nation.

"The announcement will be printed tomorrow in the state run newspaper," Presidential office spokesperson Zaw Htay said while a second official, requesting anonymity, said 450 prisoners will be released without giving details.

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  • sally.lewitt - 2012-11-15 00:22

    Good! Put the past where it belongs..

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