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Rwanda frees 36,000 inmates, most genocide suspects

Thousands of Rwandan prisoners began streaming out of jail on Friday, following a government decision to free 36,000 inmates, the majority of whom have confessed to taking part in the country’s 1994 genocide. The cabinet approved the provisional mass release on Wednesday in a bid to unclog the tiny central African country’s jails which are overflowing with more than 80,000 inmates. The prisoners being released — many of whom will now face traditional courts in their home communities — include the sick, elderly and people who were minors when first jailed.Full Story

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