A former British envoy, an Australian economic adviser, and a Japanese journalist flew to Thailand late Thursday after being freed by Myanmar’s junta in an amnesty that pardoned almost 6,000 prisoners in total.
Thousands have been jailed in a crackdown on dissent and public resistance since last year’s military coup.
First stop in Thailand for freed prisoners
Former British ambassador Vicky Bowman, Australian economic adviser Sean Turnell and Japanese journalist Toru Kubota touched down in Bangkok on Thursday evening.
Bowman, who wore a traditional Burmese dress, did not comment as she was escorted by British embassy staff through the airport to a connecting flight.