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Over 500 prisoners granted amnesty in Myanmar

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 11:41

Over 500 prisoners, including 31 foreigners, have been released from jails in Myanmar after they were granted amnesty by President U Thein Sein, a state TV report said.

Myanmar political prisoner amnesty soon: Officials

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 22:34

The release of over 2,000 political detainees has long been a top demand of West which imposed sanctions on Myanmar.

Myanmar promises prisoner amnesty

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 12:00

Military-dominated Myanmar says its recent democratic reforms are irreversible and has promised a prisoner amnesty in the near future.