For almost 30 years Aung San Suu Kyi has been a stalwart in the fight for democratic reforms in Myanmar. Her steadfast support of non-violent change has won her the love of her people and the respect of the international community.
Myanmar's parliament has elected an ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as president. Htin Kyaw abruptly resigned as president last week.
Those released included the elderly, people in ill health and drug offenders. Two Reuters journalists facing 14 years in prison for possessing secret official documents were not included in the amnesty.
Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has announced his surprise resignation following reports of ill health. He is a close ally of de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from the presidency.
Since 2013, Islamist assailants wielding machetes and knives have killed more than 30 people in Bangladesh. The targeted attacks on liberal bloggers, freethinkers and atheists have created a climate of repression.
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