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Zimbabwe Frees Thousands of Prisoners Under Amnesty Plan

Zimbabwe has freed 2,000 inmates as the country's prison system struggles with massive overcrowding and food shortages. The notice of the pardon was announced earlier this week by President Robert Mugabe. It was extended to all male prisoners under the age of 18 and all female inmates, with the exception of two serving life sentences. It included terminally-ill prisoners and some male inmates with sentences of under three years who had served a majority of their time....

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