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Myanmar frees 73 political prisoners: government committee member

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government is releasing another 73 political prisoners and more could be freed in coming months to honor a commitment made by the president during a recent trip to Europe, a member of a government body looking into the process said on Tuesday.Full story

Myanmar frees political prisoners before president goes to U.S.

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government has freed 23 political prisoners, a senior interior ministry official said on Friday, the day President Thein Sein was due to leave for a landmark visit to the United States. Full story

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