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Friday, January 12, 2007

Five student protestors released from Burmese jail

In what is thought to be a ploy to appease the international community, Burma released five protestors from prison this week, the U.S. Campaign for Burma said in a press release Wednesday. The five activists were arrested in the late 1980’s during a major student uprising, at which thousands of students were killed. Aside from a brief release in 2004, the activists have been in prison since the uprising. Meanwhile, there has been a strong push for a United Nations Security Council resolution on Burma this week. The slated resolution would be a binding resolution from the Security Council, unlike previous U.N.-Burma initiatives.

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