Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents.
Authorities acting on the instructions of President Thein Sein ordered some 6,966 detainees -- 210 of them foreigners -- to be freed across the country after they had been "well disciplined", according to a post on the Ministry of Information website.
It was not immediately clear if political prisoners were among those to be freed in the release.
GMT 20:08 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilTrump to meet Australia's Turnbull on May 4
GMT 20:06 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilUS 'deeply concerned' by Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq
GMT 20:04 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilFrance's president warns of complacency over Le Pen
GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilIS 'executes' at least 15 civilians in Mosul
GMT 13:55 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilYoung man shot dead in Venezuela unrest
GMT 13:52 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilNasdaq hits 6,000 for 1st time as US stocks rise again
GMT 13:39 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilNetanyahu cancels meeting with German minister after dispute
GMT 13:37 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilSyria Kurds demand coalition act to halt Turkish bombing