Syria prisoner releases begin

June 10, 2014 12:08 PM

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Syria has begun releasing prisoners from government jails under a general amnesty announced by President Bashar al-Assad, a human rights lawyer says.

'Dozens of prisoners began to be released from Adra prison (in Damascus province) yesterday and the releases will continue today,' Anwar al-Bunni said on Tuesday, a day after the unprecedented wide-ranging amnesty was announced.

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