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Amnesty for number of prisoners on Independence Day

Published the:  19/03/2011

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March. 19, 2011 - TAP  - On the 55th anniversary of Independence, Interim President Foued Mebazaa promulgated five amnesty decrees for the benefit of detainees, according to a Justice Ministry's communiqué made public on Saturday March. 19, 2011.
By virtue of these decrees, 203 inmates were released and sentences of 1,808 others were reduced, 101 of whom were thus freed.
On the same occasion, 31 prisoners recovered their rights by virtue of a Justice Minister's decision.