To prevent further disturbances, the pardon system must be more clearly explained to inmates.
The spectacle of a government using the only tool at its disposal to protect journalists—a presidential pardon—is no cause for celebration.
Gov’t vows to investigate deadly violence at 7 prisons; advocacy group calls for independent probe
MANDALAY—A prison riot in Shwebo, Sagaing Division that began Wednesday and left four inmates dead and two injured was finally brought under control on Thursday after about 20 hours,
Guards reportedly shoot dead prisoners who attacked warden; inmates say famous convicts favored in Tuesday’s presidential pardons
We must seize on this moment of optimism to advance the country’s transition to democracy.
Total of 6,520 prisoners released including many drug convicts; Arakanese politician, author not included
Only two were among the more than 9,500 inmates freed on Wednesday.
State Counselor told NHK two months before guilty verdict that reporters ‘broke Official Secrets Act’