UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar cautions the international community on the release of political prisoners

17 Oct 2021

On 18 October, UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews published his statement on the release of detainees by the Myanmar military on 18 October 2021. According to him, "while today's announcement by the Myanmar junta of the release of over 5000 political prisoners is welcome. It is important to remember that junta forces detained these individuals illegally for exercising their fundamental human rights.” Read the full statement here.