缅甸著名博客赖乃风（Nay Phone Latt，左二）昨天也重获自由，他的亲友到东部掸邦一所监狱门口迎接。 （法新社）
昨天重获自由的囚犯当中，就包括1988年领导学生展开示威行动而被判刑65年的敏哥奈（Min Ko Naing）。
另一名获释者是少数族群掸邦民族民主联盟主席昆吞乌（Khun Tun Oo）。他在2005年2月和其他几名掸邦民族的领袖被指犯下叛国罪，被判入狱93年。
Including the release of former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt well-known political prisoners in Myanmar
Myanmar is well-known blog depends on the wind (Nay Phone Latt, second from left) yesterday regained his freedom, his family and friends to a prison in eastern Shan State, the door to greet him. (AFP)
(Yangon, Syndicated news) – Myanmar over new government yesterday released the famous political prisoners, including the 1988 one student leader Min Ko Naing, Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, Kun Shan ethnic leader Htun Oo, and the famous blog Lai is the wind .
To fight for the West
End to sanctions
Reported that the Myanmar government’s latest reform is the move by Myanmar’s internal and external parties welcome. BBC correspondent in Myanmar said that Myanmar may be the most significant breakthrough since the reform. In Western countries, under the weight of economic sanctions, Myanmar economic stagnation over the years, this is obviously to win the West end of the sanctions. This is the second time this year, Myanmar’s amnesty. January 2, Myanmar, the President has signed the amnesty, 6,656 inmates were released.
Last October, the Myanmar government amnesty of 230 political prisoners, and the Burmese democratic reform process in the next step will be the April parliamentary by-election, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi are also potential candidates.
According to the Myanmar media reports, the new presidential pardon will release 651 prisoners, but did not include the number of political prisoners. A Myanmar government official said that the back of a presidential pardon, “the purpose is to achieve national reconciliation and political inclusiveness.”
Democratic Union of Myanmar, a senior party member Win Tin said that Myanmar government to release political prisoners than it shows the government wants to solve political problems through political means determination. Party that would have “a positive meaning.”
Freed prisoners yesterday, among the leaders on the 1988 student demonstrations started 65 years been sentenced Min Ko Naing (Min Ko Naing).
Former Government of Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt also released yesterday.
Since 1998, Myanmar’s military government came to power, Khin Nyunt has been one of the principal leaders of Myanmar, and has been part-time military intelligence chief and director of national intelligence. Made after he took office seven-step road map to democracy, to lead Burma towards democracy and national reconciliation.
In October 2004, the Myanmar government announced that Khin Nyunt, “retired due to health reasons.” In July 2005, Khin Nyunt, including due to corruption, bribery, including the eight charges, was sentenced to 44 years in prison for the Special Court, stay of execution. In fact, Khin Nyunt has been under house arrest status.
Khin Nyunt in Yangon after being released outside the home to meet with reporters. He said he welcomed the Myanmar government and Aung San Suu Kyi has recently initiated dialogue, and that Myanmar will be able to obtain future development. He also said he would not participate in political activities in the future.
Another release by the Shan minority National Democratic Alliance Chairman Kun Htun Oo (Khun Tun Oo). In February 2005 he and several other Shan leaders accused of committing national treason, sentenced to imprisonment for 93 years.
For decades, Burma has been seeking autonomy for ethnic minorities with the war, the military junta came to power in 1988, with the minority signed a ceasefire agreement, to ease the situation temporarily; but then the central government in order to consolidate political power, and change the relationship between these groups was tense, the battle has been revived.
Many Western governments because of Myanmar’s military junta suppressed minorities, impose sanctions on Myanmar for years, and end the conflict with the minority will become the Western countries to improve relations with Myanmar, one of the prerequisites.
On the other hand, New York-based Human Rights Watch called on the Government of Myanmar to ensure the release of political activists the freedom to participate in the coming election.
The organization’s deputy director of Pearson in Asia, said: “the release issued by the international community over the years the long-term demands of political detainees, promoting the Myanmar government appears to have finally done the right thing.”
She said that the Myanmar Government should do the next step is to allow international inspectors to confirm the whereabouts of other political prisoners are not released and condition.
It is estimated that, currently detained in Burma’s political prisoners in the prison about 500 to 1,500.