(Yangon) 1 Military in power in Burma since the uprisingIs February ordered the release of more than 23,000 prisoners following recent arrests targeting ousted government chief Aung San Suu Kyi and election officials.
Massive prisoner loan waivers are common and usually held on important dates on the Burmese calendar to clear congestion facilities. This Friday is a public holiday in the country.
“State Administrative Council […] It has lifted the sentences of 23,314 prisoners held in prisons, detention centers and camps, ”the State Organ said in columns of the State New Global Light of Burma, using the official term to refer to Burmese.
Another is that 55 foreign prisoners will also be released.
The two orders were signed by Junta chief Army Chief General Min Aung Healing.
Further details about the released prisoners were not given in the statement.
1 Aung San Suu Kyi and other prominent political figures were arrested during the operations carried out at dawnIs The army said last November’s elections were a blow to the Om PartyTo me The National League for Democracy (LND) Sookie has committed several scams.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has not appeared in public since under house arrest, but according to NLD officials, the former de facto head of the Burmese government is in “good health.”
Since the uprising, more than 200 people have been arrested by the new regime, according to an NGO defending political prisoners.
Among them was Sean Turnell, an Australian citizen and financial adviser to the deported government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
The NLD, which is headquartered in Yangon, also confirmed the arrest of Election Commission officials on Thursday for allegedly infiltrating men in uniform this week.