Par Par Lay released; many others still locked up

Back in October I made a post about the detention of political activists and their supporters after the recent uprising in Burma.  In that post I highlighted the plight of Mandalay comedian, Par Par Lay. 

According to Amnesty International:

Former prisoner of conscience and popular comedian Par Par Lay was  released from Ohbo Prison in the city of Mandalay on 30 October. Speaking  to the media after his release, the 60-year old recounted that he was blindfolded and taken from his home to a police station in Mandalay on the day of his arrest. Par Par Lay said that authorities suspected him of links with the organisers of the monk-led protests. However, he said he had simply been an onlooker during the marches in his hometown.

More information on the status of other political prisoners – of whom there may be thousands - is available here.

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