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World Myanmars Junta makes more than 1600 prisoners free

13:48  17 april  2022
13:48  17 april  2022 Source:   dw.com

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An amnesty at New Year's Day in Myanmar tradition - last year 23,000 prisoners had been released. Apparently, only criminals and no political prisoners were amnested.

Freunde und Bekannte warten erwartungsvoll vor dem Insein-Gefängnis in Yangon © Myat Thu Kyaw / Nurphoto / Picture Alliance Friends and well-known wait expectantly before the in-house prison in Yangon

1619 prisoners, including 42 foreigners, were "pardoned" on the occasion of the Buddhist New Year's festival and has been released, reported state television. Demonstrators or journalists who reported on the military coup against the de facto government leader Aung San Suu Kyi last year were apparently not below.

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people gather before prison

before the insurate detention center in Yangon gathered around 100 people who wanted to pick up released relatives. Among the waiting one was a woman who hoped for the dismissal of her 19 year old nephew. Because of waste against the military, he had been sentenced to three years imprisonment, she said. "I wish that all boys will be released, also my nephew. They were all innocent."


Video: Junta in Myanmar leaves more than 1600 prisoners free (AFP)

Offenbar sind aber keine politischen Gefangenen freigelassen worden © Myat Thu Kyaw / Nurphoto / Picture Alliance However, but no political prisoners have been released

, however, an occupant dismissed from the insin jail reported "Political Prisoners and demonstrators were not among the released ". Only criminals had been set to free foot.

No cheerful water battles

The release of prisoners at New Year's Day has tradition in Myanmar . Last year 23,000 prisoners had been released in this way. While people in the country had come in recent years in recent years in recent years, the streets of this year are protest against the military rule of many places.

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Myanmar political prisoners not among 1,600 freed in new year amnesty .
Families of detained Myanmar protesters had their hopes dashed Sunday after political prisoners were not included in some 1,600 people released by the junta to mark the Buddhist new year. Aye Myint, whose 19-year-old daughter was serving three years on a political charge, had hoped she would be released. "Now, she has been more than one year in prison," Aye Myint said.- Subdued holiday -At around midday, a prison officer confirmed that "about 160 prisoners including six women prisoners" had been released from Insein, without giving more details.

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