Cuba frees two more political prisoners, dissidents say

Jan 9, 2015

Cuba frees two more political prisoners, dissidents say

Cuba freed two more inmates, dissidents said on Thursday, as Havana began to release 53 people the United States considers political prisoners, as part of an agreement between the two nations aimed at ending decades of hostility. Five detainees have been liberated over the ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cuba freed some political prisoners on list: U.S.

Cuba has freed some of the 53 political prisoners identified on a U.S. list as it moves towars normalizing ties with the United States, an American official said Tuesday. “They have already released some of the prisoners,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. ...

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 ...