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Myanmar releases more than 20,000 prisoners in mass pardon amid coronavirus outbreak

Myanmar will free almost 25,000 prisoners in an amnesty to mark the traditional New Year — its largest mass pardon in recent years.

The release for the Thingyan holiday was announced in a statement from Myanmar President Win Myint’s office.

  • Ann Yang
  • ABC News

Mass amnesties on the holiday have not been unusual, though the number this year was the…

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