Bahrain king orders release of political prisoners

Some thousands of Bahraini mourners participate in a funeral march Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Malkiya, Bahrain, for Redha Bu Hameed, who died during clashes between army forces and anti-government protesters. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

February 22, 2011 5:49:55 AM PST
Bahrain's king ordered the release of some political prisoners Tuesday, conceding to another opposition demand as the embattled monarchy tries to engage protesters in talks aimed at ending an uprising that has entered its second week.