• News Feeds
Page last updated at 10:04 GMT, Friday, 13 January 2012

Burma activist on father's release

Advertisement

A number of prominent political prisoners have been released in the latest of a series of amnesties by the authorities in Burma.

The freeing of political detainees is a key demand of the international community before sanctions imposed on Burma can be eased.

Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, daughter of Burma political activist Mya Aye who has just been released from prison, explains her hopes for the country.

"We have to be very cautious because if the military backed government in Burma actually want to change, genuinely, they shouldn't really do it as a bargaining chip for lifting the sanctions," she said.


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific