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Myanmar grants amnesty to 51 foreign prisoners

IANS  |  Yangon 

The government has granted amnesty to 51 foreigners serving prison terms in the country, the said on Tuesday.

The amnesty was granted as a gesture to mark the new calendar year in the country, in view of relations with the foreign nations and on ground of humanity, the announcement said.

The pardoned foreign prisoners were deported, reported.

It was also the first amnesty announcement after new assumed office on March 30.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 09:04 IST
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