Myanmar’s junta has granted amnesty to 3,015 prisoners to mark the Burmese New Year, reports Radio Free Asia, but only one political prisoner was among them.
“If any political prisoners have been released it is obviously good news for them and their families, but there are still thousands of political prisoners in jail. None of them should be in prison,” Anna Roberts, executive director of Burma Campaign UK told RFA. “The international community must not forget Burma’s political prisoners.
“We need to see stronger international action to support people in Burma and to cut off sources of funds and arms to the military, including sanctions on the supply of aviation fuel to help stop the devastating military airstrikes, like the attack in Sagaing region last week.”