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  • The limited releases of such prisoners show the government is insincere in its reforms and is using its detainees to gain concessions by Western nations, activists said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • In this photo taken on Jan. 13, 2012, a freed Myanmar political prisoner, right, is welcomed by his friend as he comes out of Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's government said Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 it has granted amnesties for 514 prisoners, including some foreigners, on humanitarian grounds.

    Myanmar announced on Monday that it is releasing 514 prisoners under an amnesty, including political detainees and some foreigners.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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  • In this photo taken on Jan. 13, 2012, family members of Myanmar prisoners wait in front of Myanmar's notorious Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar.

    The Information Ministry did not name the prisoners, so it was unclear how many political detainees were among them.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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  • In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 photo, Myanmar opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives at Yangon International airport, Myanmar, to depart for the U.S. in Yangon. Suu Kyi left Sunday on her first U.S. trip since she was put under house arrest in 1990.

    Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honored in Washington this week and presented Congress's highest award.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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  • All nine judges on Myanmar's Constitution Tribunal have resigned after the lower house of parliament voted to impeach them in a standoff within Myanmar's government.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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