985 prisoners including 4 foreigners released from Insein prison

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Freed prisoners are pictured outside the Insein Jail yesterday. photo : kanu

The Government has granted amnesty for 5,774 prisoners from prisons across the country in honour of the National Victory Day and on humanitarian grounds. It is learnt that 985 prisoners, including four foreigners, were released from the Insein prison under amnesty at 2:30 pm yesterday.
Minister for Security and Border Affairs Colonel Win Tint and Minister for Transport Commander of Yangon Region Police Force Police Brig-Gen Myo Min Htike of Yangon Region Government delivered speeches to 985 inmates from Insein prison at the Stadium Hall at 2 pm.
Included in all the released prisoners were 676 women. Four foreigners — Mr Sean Turnell, Mr Toru Kubota, Mrs Vicky Bowman and U Kyaw Htay Oo who holds American citizenship — were also released with the aim of maintaining friendly relationships with their respective countries.
Prisoners released on parole from Insein prison were sent to four districts in Yangon Region by YBS bus at 2:30 pm. — MNA

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