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Myanmar Authorities Re-arrest More Than 100 Political Prisoners After Amnesty

Myanmar Authorities Re-arrest More Than 100 Political Prisoners After Amnesty

From: Radio Free Asia

Authorities in Myanmar have re-arrested at least 110 political prisoners freed earlier this week—some within hours of their release—suggesting that the amnesty was only a bid by the junta to appease the international community amid criticism of its rule, observers said Thursday.

Nearly nine months after the military’s Feb. 1 coup, security forces have killed 1,183 civilians and arrested at least 7,031, according to the Bangkok-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP)—mostly during crackdowns on anti-junta protests.

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