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Two Burmese Journalists Released At The End Of Their Sentences - 2004-03-11


A Press freedom group says two Burmese journalists have been released from custody after serving more than seven years in prison.

Reporters Without Borders says Kyaw San and Aung Zin Min were released earlier this month. The group says both men are now with their families, but are in poor health.

The two were arrested in 1996 during student demonstrations. The group says the two were convicted of writing in support of student protests in opposition publications.

Reporters Without Borders alleges that at least one of the writers was tortured while in custody. The group also called on Burmese authorities to release 13 Burmese journalists who remain in prison.

There was no comment from Burmese authorities.

Information for this report is provided by RSF Press release.

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