Myanmar (Burma)

    One of Myanmar’s most prominent political detainees, Win Tin, has been freed after 19 years in detention. He was reportedly one of 9,000 prisoners amnestied by the Burmese military in a gesture of what state media describe as “loving kindness”. Now 79 years old, Win Tin was among the founders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi. “I will keep fighting until the emergence of democracy in this country,” he said after his release. The NLD party won elections in 1989, but was prevented from taking power by Burma’s generals. (BBC)

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