06 Jun '11, 11am

#Syria frees more than 450 political detainees: Activist

DAMASCUS - SYRIA has freed more than 450 political prisoners, including Islamists and Kurds, since the announcement on Tuesday of a general amnesty, a human rights activist told AFP. 'Since the amnesty, more than 450 political prisoners and prisoners of conscience have been released, most of them Islamists and Kurds,' Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said. -- AFP

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