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Myanmar prisoner releases stalling

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Myanmar's reform-minded government may fall short of fulfilling its commitment to free all political prisoners by the end of this year, a member of the committee reviewing prisoners'status said on Saturday. 

"The number of political prisoners is falling, but it will not reach zero because the authorities are detaining more and more activists," said Bo Kyi, a member of the government-appointed committee.

During a visit to Britain in July, Myanmar President Thein Sein pledged to release all political prisoners remaining in Myanmar by the end of this year.

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