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Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Jul 30, 2015    

Myanmar: 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.The release includes 155 Chinese nationals handed long jail sentences earlier this month for il...

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