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Burma frees opposition leaders

Burma’s military government has released five top opposition politicians from house arrest. Four of them were freed on Sunday and the fifth on Monday morning. The five are all members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), although the opposition leader herself was not freed. It comes two weeks after United Nations human rights envoy, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, visited Burma and called for the release of political detainees. Officials from the NLD confirmed the release of the five men, who were all on the party’s central committee. Full Story

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