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Myanmar political prisoners to be released

Dozens of students in Myanmar who have been awaiting trial have been set free as the new government begins to release all remaining political prisoners.

The students had been held in Tharrawaddy since last year after staging a march against proposed changes to the education system.

The families and friends of political prisoners have gathered at jails across the country following an announcement by Aung San Suu Kyi's new government that it hoped to free their loved ones.

Jonah Fisher reports from Insein prison in Yangon.

  • 08 Apr 2016
  • From the section Asia
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