Myanmar is set to release 452 prisoners today, November 15, 2012. The amnesty was announced by the government which could be an act of political goodwill in light of the anticipated state visit by United States President Barack Obama to Myanmar. The government also released prisoners when President Thein Sein visited the U.S. two months ago.
Any information whether these are political prisoners? This is quite important if it is supposed to be a political signal (or bargain chip for more investments).
Apparently not a single prisoner of conscience – http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/18946