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Congo president pardons about 700 political prisoners

Seattle Times Wednesday, 13 March 2019
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — New Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor. Tshisekedi signed the decree Wednesday, fulfilling a promise he made earlier this month to do so during his first 100 days in office. Among those set for release is Firmin Yangambi, who was sentenced […]
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