By Kantarawaddy Times

The Karenni State Police (KSP), formed by officers who joined the protest movement against the military regime, have freed seven male prisoners during the commemoration of the 74th Karenni Resistance Day.

The Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC)told the KSP to release the prisoners who were granted amnesty on humanitarian grounds.

“Some of the prisoners were charged with illegal drugs, others with theft. We’ve asked them to stop committing these offences and they’ve signed a document promising to do so,” Bo Bo, KSP spokesperson, told Kantarawaddy Times.

Some of the other former prisoners were imprisoned for domestic violence, as informants or as prisoners of war.

”They were treated fairly during their detention,” Bo Bo said. ”We allowed them to call their family every two weeks” if there was connectivity in the region where they were held.

Under the leadership of the KSCC, the KSP has released 60 prisoners this year. There were prisoners on 26 May, 29 on 21 June and 7 on 9 August.


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