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Suu Kyi Calls for Release of All Political Prisoners

4 July 2012

Burma’s government granted amnesties for at least 20 political prisoners on Tuesday, but opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said there are hundreds more behind bars who should be released. “We will call for the release of all 330 political prisoners,” Suu Kyi said at a news conference on Tuesday. Ko Ko Gyi, a prominent former political detainee, echoed Suu Kyi’s remarks, saying, “We are very happy that our fellow political prisoners are being released. However, we will continue to work for the release of all political prisoners.”—AP