Myanmar to release political prisoners before power transfer

Myanmar`s outgoing administration of President Thein Sein will free about 15 political prisoners on Friday, and may release scores more, an official from the President`s Office and activists from Assistance Association for Political Prisoners told Reuters.

Reuters| Updated: Jan 22, 2016, 09:07 AM IST

Yangon: Myanmar`s outgoing administration of President Thein Sein will free about 15 political prisoners on Friday, and may release scores more, an official from the President`s Office and activists from Assistance Association for Political Prisoners told Reuters.

The release comes days before Aung San Suu Kyi`s National League for Democracy (NLD) is due to form the government following its landslide victory in the Nov.8 election and an appeal by the United States to release political prisoners.