Cuba pardons 3,522 prisoners ahead of papal visit

September 11, 2015 2:37 PM

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Cuba pardons 3,522 prisoners ahead of papal visit

With Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba fast approaching the Cuban authorities have addressed one of the outstanding issues cited by its critics.

On Friday the state daily newspaper reported President Raul Castro pardoned 3,522 prisoners. They will be released over the next 72 hours.

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