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JUL 15, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Myanmar leader pledges prisoner release on visit to Britain

By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - President Thein Sein, the first leader of Myanmar to visit Britain in more than 25 years, promised to release all his country's political prisoners by the year's end after his host, Prime Minister David Cameron, pressed him to speed up reforms. Cameron, who visited the former military dictatorship last year, asked Thein Sein to ensure the constitution was changed to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to contest a presidential election in 2015 and urged him to halt inter-ethnic violence against Myanmar's Muslim minority. ...

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