Myanmar military government releases 23000 prisoners

Myanmar military government releases 23000 prisoners1

Yangon (Myanmar): Myanmar’s military government on Saturday released more than 23,000 Prisoners, including three political prisoners, on the occasion of the traditional New Year. At the same time, the military leader, the main source of the coup in February, said that he will attend the regional conference later this month. It is not yet clear whether those released include pro-democracy activists arrested for opposing the coup.

Government broadcaster MRTV said that Junta chief Senior General Min Og Helang has released 23,047 prisoners, including 137 foreigners, and will be sent out of Myanmar. He also reduced the term of punishment of other people. Protesters continue to crack down on protesters seeking to hand over the reins of the country to the elected government. There are reports in social media that three people were killed in Mogok city on Saturday.

Myanmar military government releases 23000 prisoners

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which keeps an account of the arrests and casualties in the country, 728 demonstrators and civilians have been killed at the hands of the security forces since the coup. The group says 3,141 people are in custody, including the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi.