Free Aung San Suu Kyi
Some news from Myanmar-
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military government freed nearly 3,000 convicts on Wednesday, but key political prisoners were not among those released.
The New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported that the prisoners were freed ahead of the 59th anniversary of Myanmar's independence from Britain. Myanmar, also known as Burma, gained independence from Britain on Jan. 4, 1948 after more than 120 years of colonial rule.
The newspaper said the ruling military council granted amnesty to 2,831 prisoners "whose moral behavior and spiritual values have improved and changed for the better."
Prison department officials said prominent political prisoners such as detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her party deputy Tin Oo or prominent journalist Win Tin were not among those released. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from their seniors.
Myanmar's ruling junta only further proves their worthiness of the Knucklehead award I gave them last May. These military rulers are as cowardly as they are illegitimate as rulers. They fear one woman so much they have to keep her locked up. That says a great deal in itself.
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