Authorities in Burma claimed on Saturday 300 political prisoners have been released from prison. The amnesty has been hailed by Western countries including the United States which vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the country.
AFP - Myanmar said Saturday it freed more than 300 political prisoners in its most significant amnesty yet, a move which prompted the United States to pledge it would restore full diplomatic ties.
Friday’s releases, which included a number of prominent dissidents, were hailed by Western powers that have long demanded the freeing of political detainees before they will consider lifting sanctions on the isolated nation.
Date created : 2012-01-14