An additional 69 political prisoners were released on November 15 across Myanmar under a fresh amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, according to the President's Office.

The move came as the government promised to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013.

Myanmar freed 56 political prisoners on October 8 this year, bringing the total pardoned prisoners to 29,820 since the new civilian government took office on March 30, 2011 . About 70 prisoners were also released in July.-VNA