Myanmar releases political prisoners in mass amnesty

STORY: Myanmar released nearly 6,000 prisoners on Thursday

Locator: Yangon, Myanmar

Among them was former British ambassador Vicky Bowman

Japanese documentary filmmaker Toru Kubota

and Australian Sean Turnell, former economic

adviser to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Turnell was arrested a few days after

the army seized power in February 2021

State-controlled media said they were released

for diplomacy and 'humanitarian purposes'