Saturday, November 17, 2007

Burmese Opposition Radio Reports Shuffling of Prisoners During UN envoy’s visit

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma via Burmanet

About 140 long-term convicts in Tharawaddy Prison, Pegu Division, were released on verbal orders this morning, according to sources close to the prison. None of the freed convicts were political prisoners.

Among those released at around 10 this morning were about 40 female and 100 male prisoners who had been imprisoned on narcotics charges.

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