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Myanmar to release 5,600 held over anti-junta protests - state tv

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Oct 18 (Reuters) - Myanmar will release more than 5,636 people arrested over their roles in protests against its ruling military, according to an announcement on state television on Monday.

The amnesty was for humanitarian reasons, it said, blaming outlawed opposition groups for stoking the unrest.

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