Myanmar freeing 3,073 prisoners in new amnesty

Oct 8, 2014

Myanmar freeing 3,073 prisoners in new amnesty

Myanmar pardoned and began freeing 3,073 prisoners Tuesday in an amnesty that virtually excluded political prisoners despite a presidential pledge to free all such detainees by year’s end. Most of those released had committed minor crimes, but at least eight were former intelligence officers ...

Philippines to grant amnesty to Muslim rebels

Jan 26, 2014

Philippines to grant amnesty to Muslim rebels

The Philippine government will grant amnesty to Muslim guerrillas who are facing or have been convicted on rebellion-related charges under a newly signed peace pact, which calls for the 11,000-strong rebel force to be deactivated, an official said Sunday. Presidential peace adviser Teresita Deles ...

Apr 10, 2013

Amnesty condemns Japan for resuming death penalty in 2012

Human rights group Amnesty International slammed Japan on Wednesday for resuming the use of capital punishment last year after a 20-month gap between executions. The previous, Democratic Party of Japan-led government resumed the use of capital punishment in March 2012, executing 10 people since ...