Why Myanmar’s military suddenly releases thousands of prisoners

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Protests against the military coup have been going on in Myanmar for days.  The  demonstrators are demanding, among other things, the release of the disempowered de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi. Your party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), clearly won the November parliamentary elections. © www.de24.news

 The  military does not recognize this, however, and put in place on February 1st – the day on which the newly elected parliament should have met for its first session.

Suu Kyi is said to be under house arrest. © www.de24.news

 The  protests against the military continued across the country on Friday.

Facebook has meanwhile announced that it will reduce the distribution of the profiles and content of the military there. Reason: © www.de24.news

 The  military continues to spread false information. © www.de24.news

 The  measures are not a ban, but would reduce the number of people who could see the content.

According to Facebook, Myanmar’s government agencies can no longer request content removal requests. “We are protecting content such as the political speech that allows the people of Myanmar to express themselves and to show the world what is going on in their country,” said Rafael Frankel, Facbooks director of public policy in emerging Asia Pacific Area.





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Myanmars military suddenly releases thousands prisoners

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