Myanmar announces new prisoner amnesty
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's leader has ordered a new prisoner amnesty ahead of a historic visit to the country by President Barack Obama on Monday.
State television said on Sunday that President Thein Sein had ordered 66 detainees released, but it was not clear whether any political prisoners would be among them.
A Home Ministry official said Mr Thein Sein signed the amnesty order Friday, but the prisoners will be freed on Monday. The official declined to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the press.
The presidential amnesty was the second announced this week.