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Myanmar frees high-profile dissidents in amnesty

Some of the most important Burmese political dissidents have been freed. It is another sign that top officials in the long repressive Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, are softening their stance toward the opposition.

(BBC) Yangon - Some of Burma's most important political dissidents have been freed, the latest of a series of prisoner amnesties. 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.

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