Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

Newly released prisoners, part of over 8,000 inmates granted amnesty by Myanmar's President Win Myint to mark Myanmar's new year, walk out from Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners on Wednesday, with many drug offenders among the first to walk free, but just two political detainees, after the president declared an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year. President Win Myint said 9,535 local prisoners, and 16 foreigners, had been pardoned […]

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