UN welcomes Myanmar prisoner release

Nov. 21, 2002 at 6:59 PM
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UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Thursday welcomed an announcement by the government of Myanmar, formerly Burma, that 115 political prisoners had been released. Annan hopes this first large-scale release will provide fresh momentum for the national reconciliation process in Myanmar.

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