New Myanmar government begins releasing political prisoners

/ Apr 8, 2016

New Myanmar government begins releasing political prisoners

Myanmar's government began releasing political prisoners on Friday under a plan announced by the country's new de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar media reported that more than 60 students arrested a year ago during a protest over education reforms were released by a ...

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 past ...

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 jailed ...