Myanmar has begun releasing a number of political prisoners, as promised by ruling party leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday.
Burmese language media said Friday Myanmar has released 69 student activists who were detained last year and awaiting trial.
Families have been gathering at Myanmar's prisons since Aung San Suu Kyi's announcement. They are awaiting word of their loved ones, or perhaps even a reunion as the prisoners are freed.
Aung San Suu Kyi has promised to push for the release of political prisoners and student activists in the Southeast Asian country. She said amnesties would be granted as part of the celebration of the Buddhist new year, which occurs mid-April.
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