Myanmar to release 6,500 prisoners in amnesty on Tuesday: president

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's President Win Myint arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport to attend the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar will release 6,520 prisoners in an amnesty on Tuesday, the president’s office said in a statement. President Win Myint pardoned thousands of prisoners in two mass amnesties last month. It is customary in Myanmar for authorities to free prisoners around the time of the traditional New Year, which began on April […]

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