TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Censorship and Free Speech, Detention and Imprisonment, Fair Trials, Press Freedom, Prisoners of Conscience • Asia and the Pacific •
April 19, 2016

Good News! – Myanmar: Imprisoned Media Workers’ Released (UA 82/14)


Unity journalists Lu Maw Naing, Yarzar Oo, Paing Thet Kyaw, Sithu Soe and the newspaper’s chief executive officer Tint San were released from Pakokku prison in Myanmar’s Magway Region on 17 April. They were released as part of a Presidential pardon which saw the release of 83 prisoners, including prisoners of conscience Amnesty International has campaigned for.

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Unity journalists Lu Maw Naing, Yarzar Oo, Paing Thet Kyaw, Sithu Soe and the newspaper’s chief executive officer Tint San were released from Pakokku prison in Myanmar’s Magway Region on 17 April. They were released as part of a Presidential pardon which saw the release of 83 prisoners, including prisoners of conscience Amnesty International has campaigned for.
 
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No further action is requested of the UA network. Many thanks to all those who sent appeals
 
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