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Myanmar Citizens: Assistance Association and Drug Offenders

myanmar citizens: It was granted to 8,490 Myanmar citizens and 51 foreigners, according to CTV. A statement from presidential spokesman Zaw Thay said those released included the aged, people in ill health and drug offenders. The amnesty, announced Tuesday, coincided with Myanmar's traditional New Year. None was individually named. The releases were to take place at prisons nationwide. It also said 36 of those freed had been listed as political prisoners by the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. ( As reported in the news.