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Myanmar junta says it will free 1,600 prisoners in new year amnesty

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta will launch greater than 1,600 prisoners from jails throughout the nation on Sunday (Apr 17) to mark the Buddhist new year, it mentioned, with out specifying whether or not these being pardoned had been protesters or frequent criminals.

The nation has been in turmoil because the navy’s ouster of Aung San Suu Kyi’s authorities final year, which sparked big protests and a lethal crackdown.

A complete of 1,619 prisoners, together with 42 foreigners have been “pardoned” and will be launched to mark the new year, in accordance with an announcement carried by state TV on Sunday morning.

It stays unclear whether or not anti-junta protesters or journalists jailed overlaying the coup will be amongst these freed.

There was additionally no point out of Australian tutorial Sean Turnell, a former advisor to ousted chief Aung San Suu Kyi, who was arrested shortly after the coup.

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