Freed political prisoner
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Joy as political dissidents freed around Burma

There have been joyous scenes outside prisons around Burma as hundred of prisoners, many of them political dissidents, were released.

Those freed include veterans of the 1988 student protest movement, monks involved in the 2007 demonstrations and ethnic-minority activists.

The highest profile is Min Ko Naing, a leader of the failed 1988 uprising.

Rachel Harvey reports.

  • 13 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia
Go to next video: 'A significant step in Burma'