A Burmese student activist has been freed by the military government after more than 13 years in jail.
Ko Ko Gyi was a leader of the All Burma Federation of Students Union, which organized pro-democracy demonstrations in 1988 that were crushed by the government. He was arrested in 1991 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
He tells VOA Burmese service that he is happy to be free, but sad to leave friends behind in prison. He says it is wrong for anyone to be imprisoned for their political beliefs.
Burma's military junta has released thousands of prisoners since November last year. But many political activists remain under detention, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.