Iraqi cabinet approves bill to free prisoners

The Iraqi cabinet approved a draft law on Wednesday which could see thousands of prisoners freed, one of the main demands of Sunni Arab politicians boycotting the Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad. U.S. forces and Iraqi authorities each hold about 25,000 prisoners, many from the Sunni Arab community that fought an insurgency against the American-backed government after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Full Story

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