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Burma Urged to Release Unknown Number of Political Prisoners

As international leaders push for the identities of political prisoners in Burma, Burmese officials remain vague on the number of prisoners as well as the specifics of their crimes. Reports reveal some detainees have been indicted for their political or social activism, others for owning a computer in their home. Since the inauguration of Burma’s new president last spring, nearly 650 prisoners have been freed—but it remains unknown how many others are awaiting their sentence.