Almost 25,000 to be freed under Myanmar prisoner amnesty

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 03:15

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar announced Friday that it was releasing almost 25,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty marking this week's traditional New Year celebration.

The release for the Thingyan holiday was announced in a statement from President Win Myint's office. Mass amnesties on the holiday are not unusual, though the number this year was the highest in recent memory.

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