Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone was not included in the prisoner amnesty. Photo: EPA

Myanmar frees more than 8,000 prisoners in amnesty – but not Reuters pair held for possessing ‘state secrets’

Although called an amnesty, the action appeared to actually be a mass pardon, meaning it would cover only prisoners who had already been convicted of crimes

Topic |   Myanmar's democratic transition

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Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone was not included in the prisoner amnesty. Photo: EPA
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