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76 prisoners freed from Nangarhar jail

76 prisoners freed from Nangarhar jail

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Sep 12, 2011 - 16:40

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Seventy-six inmates were released from the Nangarhar prison and jail terms of 40 others were reduced in compliance with a presidential decree on Monday, officials said.

Thirty-eight prisoners were released two weeks ago and those freed on Monday included six children and three womeninfo-icon, Justice Director Fazal Mehmood Khalil told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Col. Abdul Wali Hesarak, the provincial prisons chief, said some of the beneficiaries of Karzai's orders had already served half of their terms or stayed behind bars from six to 10 years.  

Computer literacy, English language, educationinfo-icon and skills development courses had been arranged for 1,000 prisoners, he said.

Lahore Jan, 60, from the Zakhel village of Rodat district, spent 18 months in jail. He was sentenced for three years. The man promised he would never commit any crime again.

Umaid, 25, from Mehtarlam city of Laghman, thanked the president and said he loved Independence Day and the Eid festivals, which hastened his release.

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