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Dr Tun Aung – Prisoner of Conscience (June 2012 - January 2015) – Myanmar/Burma

In June 2012 Dr Tun Aung was falsely accused of aiding  rioters and sentenced to 17 years imprisonment. In October 2013 Amnesty International designated him a Prisoner of  Conscience because the charges against him were baseless and his trial was farcical. Following a worldwide campaign, Dr Aung was,conditionally, released on 19 January 2015 and has now been reunited with his family.

 

 

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