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Myanmar frees more than 300 detained since coup: prison official

/ 07:21 PM March 26, 2021
Associated Press (AP) photographer Thein Zaw walks after being released from Insein prison in Yangon on March 24, 2021, where he had been held with others detained for taking part in demonstrations against the military coup

Associated Press (AP) photographer Thein Zaw (C) walks after being released from Insein prison in Yangon on March 24, 2021, where he had been held with others detained for taking part in demonstrations against the military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP)

YANGON — Myanmar on Friday freed more than 300 people detained in anti-junta protests, a senior prison official told AFP.

“A total of 322 people were released from Insein prison,” a senior official from the jail told AFP, on condition of anonymity.

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Their release — on the eve of the military’s Armed Forces Day — comes days after the junta released more than 600 people arrested during anti-coup demonstrations.

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