Photo gallery: Myanmar junta begins freeing about 2,300 prisoners

The detainees being released include activists jailed for protesting the military's seizure of power in February and journalists who reported on the protests, according to government officials.
2021-06-30
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Friends and family members wait, hoping for the release of their loved ones Wednesday in Yangon. Myanmar's government began releasing about 2,300 prisoners, including activists and reporters. (Citizen journalist)
Friends and family members wait, hoping for the release of their loved ones Wednesday in Yangon. Myanmar's government began releasing about 2,300 prisoners, including activists and reporters. (Citizen journalist)

Friends and family members hope for the release of their loved ones outside Insein Prison in Yangon. (Citizen journalist)
Friends and family members hope for the release of their loved ones outside Insein Prison in Yangon. (Citizen journalist)

A bus with released prisoners onboard is driven out of Insein Prison in Yangon on Wednesday. (Myo Min Soe/RFA)
A bus with released prisoners onboard is driven out of Insein Prison in Yangon on Wednesday. (Myo Min Soe/RFA)

A released prisoner reacts with his relatives outside the Insein Prison. (Reuters)
A released prisoner reacts with his relatives outside the Insein Prison. (Reuters)

Friends and family members wait for their loved ones outside Insein Prison in Yangon. (Citizen journalist)
Friends and family members wait for their loved ones outside Insein Prison in Yangon. (Citizen journalist)

Journalists Kay Son Nway, left, and Ye Myo Khant stand together after their release from Insein Prison in Yangon on Wednesday. (Myo Min Soe/RFA)
Journalists Kay Son Nway, left, and Ye Myo Khant stand together after their release from Insein Prison in Yangon on Wednesday. (Myo Min Soe/RFA)

A female prisoner, right, is welcomed by her mother after being released from Insein Prison. (AP)
A female prisoner, right, is welcomed by her mother after being released from Insein Prison. (AP)

One of the many reunions that took place Wednesday. (Myo Min Soe/RFA)
One of the many reunions that took place Wednesday. (Myo Min Soe/RFA)

A woman waits for news. (Citizen journalist)
A woman waits for news. (Citizen journalist)

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