Emotional scenes as Myanmar releases political prisoners

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Myanmar has released hundreds of prisoners who took part in anti-junta protests this year against the country’s military coup.

The regime says it will release around 5,000 protesters – it comes after its rulers were barred from next week’s ASEAN summit.

Sky News follows one woman waiting to find out whether her nephew will be among those released.

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