Photos | Myanmar Welcomes President Obama

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11 Responses to Photos | Myanmar Welcomes President Obama

  1. Ametia says:

    The citizens of Myanmar admire our president. The gallery is stunning, and the folks are so gracious/

  2. Myanmar frees political prisoners on day of historic Obama visit

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/us-myanmar-prisoners-idUSBRE8AI05520121119

    (Reuters) – Myanmar’s government began releasing dozens of political prisoners on Monday as Barack Obama arrived for the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to the former dictatorship

    Sixty-six prisoners were scheduled to be freed, two-thirds of them dissidents, according to prison officials and activists.

    They included prominent figures such as Myint Aye, a senior Prison Department official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

    A third of those released were former military intelligence personnel who fell afoul of the junta, according to the 88 Generation Students political group.

    Myint Aye is arguably the most prominent dissident left in Myanmar’s gulag. He was one of dozens of activists arrested on what Amnesty International says were trumped-up charges and convicted in secret courts on flimsy evidence or confessions extracted under torture.

    A former member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, he was arrested for the ninth time in August 2008 for his alleged role in the bombing of an office belonging to a junta-backed political organization.

  3. Fantastic collection of pictures!

  4. U.S. President Obama and Myanmar’s President Thein Sein hold a meeting at the regional parliament building in Yangon on Monday, November 19.

  5. U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in Yangon on Monday, November 19. Obama’s historic visit is aimed at encouraging dramatic political reforms in the former pariah state.

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