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6500 prisoners released, also Reporter

Myanmar has begun on Tuesday with a Amnesty of 6520 prisoners. This is the office of the President Win Myint said. This was only pardoned in the past month, two mass amnesties for thousands of detainees.

In Myanmar, it is common that the authorities of a large number of prisoners to the traditional new year's day, the 17. April began.

Among the first were the two Reuters omissions Reporter Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. They have been established in Myanmar after more than 500 days in prison. They left on Tuesday the prison in the vicinity of Rangoon, according to the news Agency Reuters confirmed immediately.

The two Pulitzer prize-winners had been sentenced last September to seven years in prison. You should had failed according to the court against a law for the protection of state secrets. The verdict had caused international outrage and calls into question the democratic change in the country.

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"I am pleased that the Reuters Reporter, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have received a pardon, from prison, were released and back with their Loved ones," said Lord Ara Darzi, a British physician, after he had taken the two of them.

The 29-and 33-year-old journalist had engaged in violence against the Muslim minority of Rohingya in Myanmar and at the time of their arrest for an article about the murder of ten men and boys researched, this ethnic group belonged to. According to her account, you had been a trap. Two police officers who had never seen them before, had handed over to them in a newspaper, rolled up documents, they said. Immediately afterwards they had been of officials in civilian clothes in a car dragged.

the army and the government in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar because of the brutal persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority international heavy criticism. More than 700'000 of them in the Muslim-majority neighbouring country of Bangladesh fled. (anf/sda)

Created: 07.05.2019, 06:56 PM

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