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Myanmar frees about 600 people detained on jury against civil servants from state housing – Radio Free Asia


Myanmar’s military government released hundreds of prisoners detained during weeks of anti-coup protests on Wednesday in a rare gesture of reconciliation from the tough regime that killed more than 250 civilians in the protests. since it overthrew the elected government on February 1, witnesses said.

More than 400 people detained during the recent protests – most of them students from the largest city of Yangon – left the Insein Prison of today’s city and were taken on buses and returned to their homes. the town is far from the commercial center and the old capital.

“Yangon Regional Military Council member Colonel Win Htein told us prior to release that the army will only hold state power for only one year and it will be returned to the winning political party. , any party, in next year’s elections to be held. , ”Said a student from Tamwe after being released.

“Most of us are students and they say we are released as a sign of forgiveness from the Tatmadaw and if we are arrested again we will be charged under Section 505 (a) and served. go to prison, ”h