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Syrian Court Acquits Free-speech Campaigner

A Syrian court on Monday acquitted a prominent free-speech campaigner who was released from jail three weeks ago after being held for three-and-a-half years awaiting trial under anti-terrorism laws, his wife said. Mazen Darwish was arrested in February 2012, nearly one year into the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. "Today, the court has added his case to a presidential pardon issued last year. They said it is included in the pardon so all charges have been...

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