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YAN­GON: Myan­mar Pres­i­dent Win Myin yes­ter­day re­leased more than 8,000 pris­on­ers to mark the coun­try’s new year and of­fer “hu­man­i­tar­ian sup­port”, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment on the Pres­i­dent’s Of­fice Face­book page. The list in­cludes 36 po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers listed by Myan­mar’s As­sis­tance As­so­ci­a­tion for Po­lit­i­cal Pris­on­ers and more than 6,000 serv­ing drugs-re­lated charges, gov­ern­ment spokesman Zaw Htay posted on Face­book. Nearly 2,000 mil­i­tary and po­lice per­son­nel would also be re­leased. – dpa

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