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Some of the political prisoners recently released by the ruling military junta in Myanmar have already been arrested again, local media and the Burmese Union for Aid to Political Prisoners (AAPP) reported on Tuesday. The day before, the military authorities announced that the amnesty would cover more than 5.6 thousand people.

On Monday, military authorities announced that the amnesty in Myanmar (Burma) will affect over 5,600 people. The Burmese Union for Aid to Political Prisoners (AAPP), however, reported that some of the political prisoners recently released by the ruling party in Myanmar junta has already been arrested again.

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According to some activists, the amnesty is merely a measure by the junta to restore confidence in the new authorities of Myanmar among the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Reuters points out.

Some of the political prisoners in Myanmar who were amnestated by the junta were arrested againSTRINGER / PAP / EPA

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A few days earlier, this regional organization had decided to exclude the leader of the Burmese junta General Min Aung Hlaing from its summit on October 26-28.

Re-arrests of opposition activists

According to media reports in Myanmar, some of them were arrested again shortly after the release of oppositionists from prisons on Monday evening. According to the AAPP, there are about 40 people.

On February 1 in Myanmar, the army overthrew the democratic government of the peace Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, and several hundred opposition politicians and journalists were imprisoned. Massive social protests against military rule are brutally suppressed. According to activists, police and military forces killed about 1,000 opponents of the coup and arrested thousands of others. The junta denies these reports.

Main photo source: STRINGER / PAP / EPA



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