With Eye on Obama Visit, Burma Frees 452 Prisoners

But activists criticized move

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Nov 15, 2012 9:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Burma ordered 452 prisoners freed today in an apparent goodwill gesture ahead of a historic visit by President Barack Obama—but activists criticized the move for failing to focus on hundreds of political detainees. It was not immediately clear if any political prisoners were among...   Read full story »

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