Myanmar prepares to release – On October 18, AFP reported that Senior General Min Aung Lai, head of the coup d’etat And Myanmar’s prime minister has said Myanmar will release 5,636 prisoners jailed for protests against a coup that seized power from the civilian government in February. on the full moon day of the lunar month or the Buddhist Lent Day on 20 Oct.
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The amnesty was announced a few days later. The Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have decided not to invite Gen.
After the Myanmar coup junta did not make any move to the consensus agreed with ASEAN and rejected the request for the ASEAN Special Envoy to meet “All stakeholders” in Myanmar, which are believed to include the ousted Aung San Suu Kyi.
The ASEAN statement said five plans agreed by ASEAN leaders in April to end the post-coup chaos. Meanwhile, Myanmar condemns ASEAN for violating its policy of not interfering in each other’s domestic affairs.
Earlier, Myanmar authorities released more than 2,000 anti-coup prisoners across the country in July. The Political Prisoners Aid Association said more than 7,300 people were still in prison across the country.
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Myanmar has been mired in chaos since the coup. With the crackdown on dissidents, more than 1,100 people have died and more than 8,000 were arrested.