Call to halt political detentions in Myanmar

Call to halt political detentions in Myanmar

BANGKOK, 24 October 2013 (IRIN) – Human rights activists and the UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, hailed the Burmese government’s release of 56 prisoners of conscience through presidential amnesty in early October, but lament the continued detention of 135 political prisoners and hundreds of Rohingya activists. 

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