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Myanmar declares ‘no more political prisoners’

‘POSSIBLY BLUSTER’:Campaigners sounded a note of caution over the announcement and called on the government to repeal controversial campaigning laws

AFP, YANGON, Myanmar

The latest amnesty includes the most notorious laws used by the former junta against its critics, including Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi — who is now an opposition MP following the country’s dramatic reforms.

While it appears to cover those currently facing charges, it does not extend to people arrested from today.

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