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Myanmar frees hundreds of political prisoners after ASEAN pressure

Asahi News 19 Oct 2021
Myanmar’s military government has freed hundreds of political prisoners from the notorious Insein prison, including Aung San Suu Kyi’s party spokesman and a famous comedian Zarganar, local media reported ... 26-28 summit, in an unprecedented snub to the military leaders behind the coup against Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government.
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Myanmar leader says ASEAN blind to opposition's violence

The Sun Chronicle 19 Oct 2021
The virtually unprecedented rebuke of one of its 10 members came after ASEAN’s special envoy to Myanmar, Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof, abruptly canceled a long-delayed visit when he was told he would not be able to meet with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others as he had requested.
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Relatives crowd prison after Myanmar junta protester amnesty

Urdu Point 19 Oct 2021
The organisation, often criticised as toothless, took a stand after the junta rebuffed requests for a special envoy to meet "all stakeholders" in Myanmar -- a phrase seen to include ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Tradition vs credibility: Inside the SE Asian meet that snubbed Myanmar

Metro USA 19 Oct 2021
Since overthrowing Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, detaining her and most of her allies and ending a decade of tentative democracy, Myanmar’s military has killed more than 1,000 people and arrested thousands in a bid to crush resistance, monitoring group the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners says.
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Myanmar to release 5,600 prisoners held for anti-junta protests

Henry Herald 19 Oct 2021
Myanmar's junta has freed hundreds of political prisoners from Yangon's Insein prison, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing local media ... The organization called for the junta to release all political prisoners, including deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who faces a raft of charges and has been under house arrest since February ... The-CNN-Wire ... +17 ... .
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'Committed to restore peace, democracy': Myanmar junta to release over 5,600 prisoners jailed for anti-coup stir

Hindustan Times 18 Oct 2021
Instead, foreign ministers of the bloc decided to invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to its summit, in what was seen as a snub to the military leaders behind the coup against Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government in February ... Suu Kyi currently stares at a raft of charges in a junta court that could see her jailed for decades.
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Myanmar to release 5,000 jailed protesters

The Manila Times 18 Oct 2021
The bloc, widely criticized as a toothless organization, took a strong stand after the junta rebuffed requests that a special envoy meet with "all stakeholders" in Myanmar — a phrase seen to include ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ... Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, who has spent ...
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Myanmar to free more than 5000 anti-coup protesters after ASEAN shuns junta

Independent online (SA) 18 Oct 2021
The bloc, widely criticised as a toothless organisation, took a strong stand after the junta rebuffed requests that a special envoy meet with "all stakeholders" in Myanmar - a phrase seen to include ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ... Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, who has spent ...
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Myanmar Junta to Free More than 5,000 Jailed for Protesting Coup

Voa News 18 Oct 2021
Myanmar has been mired in turmoil since the military overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian-led government on February 1 ... NUG is made up of the remnants of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party and anti-coup groups ... which ended in a landslide victory for Suu Kyi’s party.
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Myanmar opposition government lauds Asean boycott of junta

La Prensa Latina 18 Oct 2021
The statement said the NUG, loyal to the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, welcomed the “unprecedented and positive” step by the regional bloc for the people of Myanmar ... Earlier, Yusof abruptly suspended his first trip to the Asian country after the military denied him a meeting with Suu Kyi.
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Myanmar to free more than 5,000 protesters after ASEAN snub

The Manila Times 18 Oct 2021
The bloc, widely criticized as a toothless organization, took a strong stand after the junta rebuffed requests for a special envoy to meet "all stakeholders" in Myanmar — a phrase seen to include ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ... Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, who has spent much ...
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Asean downgrades Myanmar presence in summit in major rebuke

Sun Star 18 Oct 2021
The 10-member bloc has been under intense international pressure to do more to force member state Myanmar to halt the violence that has left more than 1,100 civilians dead and to free scores of political figures, including ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ... Suu Kyi and other top civilian leaders were detained in the army takeover.
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Myanmar will free more than 5,000 anti-coup protesters days after junta chief was excluded from ...

The Daily Mail 18 Oct 2021
The bloc, widely criticised as a toothless organisation, took a strong stand after the junta rebuffed requests for a special envoy to meet 'all stakeholders' in Myanmar - a phrase seen to include ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ... Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, who has spent much ...
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Myanmar junta chief blasts Asean for summit exclusion

Straits Times 18 Oct 2021
Allies of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi were driving the repeated calls, the coup leader said on state-broadcaster MRTV yesterday in his first comments on the snub by Asean ... The National Unity Government, a shadow government set up by Ms Suu Kyi's allies challenging the ...
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Myanmar to free 5,000 protesters after ASEAN snub

Asiatimes 18 Oct 2021
The organization, widely criticized as toothless, took a stand after the junta rebuffed requests for a special envoy to meet “all stakeholders” in Myanmar – a phrase seen to include ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ... Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, who has spent much of her life ...
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