Prisoner amnesty includes last Military Intelligence detainees

A presidential amnesty for more than 6,000 prisoners on July 30 has included the last group of officers from the purge of Military Intelligence in 2004, informed sources told Frontier.

As well as the six officers, former Bureau of Special Investigations director-general U Tun Hla Aung, former National Intelligence Bureau Police Colonel Zaw Thun Aung, and U Tin Htut Paw Khan Than, one of the few civilian victims of the purge and the son-in-law of former MI supremo, Lieutenant-General Khin Nyunt, were also released, the sources said.

They said the amnestied MI officers are Brigadier-General Than Tun, former colonels Tin Hla, Aung Ngwe, Tin Oo and Myint Aung Kyaw, and Major Nay Soe.

The amnesty is the latest in a series since the change of government in 2011.

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