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Syria: Free all prisoners of conscience after amnesty

Headline Title:  Syria: Free all prisoners of conscience after amnesty 25 October 2012 All peaceful activists and other prisoners of conscience detained in Syria must be set free, Amnesty International said today after a mass amnesty was granted ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious festival.  On Tuesday, President Bashar al-Assad announced a general amnesty, reducing or eliminating prison terms for most crimes.But as the amnesty did not cover anyone who had not yet been charged, it excluded many people currently held merely for exercising their basic rights such as freedom of expression…

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