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Chinese Illegal Loggers Pardoned and Released From Jail

Chinese Illegal Loggers Pardoned and Released From Jail

155 Chinese nationals who received prison sentences of at least ten years for illegal logging activity in Myanmar have been released from jail and are being returned to China. The extraordinary turnaround of events came after Myanmar President Thein Sein pardoned a total of 6966 prisoners, which included the previously reported 153 Chinese nationals. The event came after “stern negotiations” made by the Chinese consulate in Myanmar. Tengchong local government representatives will collect the ex-prisoners at the border in Kambaiti and perform health checks. Netizens wanted to know the reason for the amnesty.
Source: Netease

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