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Burmese government offers scant "amnesty" for prisoners
Burmese President Thein Sein announced yesterday that "Prisoners will get amnesty on humanitarian grounds and through sympathy for their families." He went on to specify that the "amnesty" offered by the government means:
- All death sentences will be commuted to life in prison.
- All prisoners will be given a one-year deduction?from their prison term.