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Iraqi Officials Free Hundreds of Prisoners

Iraqi authorities have freed 175 prisoners, in an apparent concession to Sunni protesters demonstrating against the Shia-led government.

Deputy PM Hussein Shahristani said a total of 335 prisoners had been released in the last week.

He apologised "on behalf of the Iraqi state" to those who had suffered prolonged detention.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

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