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Syrian authorities release 260 prisoners - lawyer
March 26, 2011 / 11:33 AM / 7 years ago

Syrian authorities release 260 prisoners - lawyer

AMMAN, March 26 (Reuters) - Syrian authorities released 260 prisoners, mostly Islamists, from Saydnaya jail on Friday, a human rights lawyer said. “These are prisoners who have completed at least three-quarters of their sentences and are entitled to be freed but the authorities rarely granted them that right before,” the rights lawyer, who declined to be named, told Reuters. (Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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