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Republic of Congo Opposition Wants Political Prisoners Freed

A Republic of Congo opposition party has called for the unconditional release of political prisoners and easing of arbitrary arrests.    The Pan-African Union for Social Democracy's statement issued overnight Sunday follows a similar request last week by Amnesty International.   Gen. Jean Marie Michel Mokoko, an independent candidate in the March presidential elections, is under provisional house detention. Paulin Makaya, president of the opposition United Party for...

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