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Scores of prisoners released from prison in Herat

Scores of prisoners released from prison in Herat

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Jul 27, 2015 - 17:55

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 80 prisoners have been released from a prison in western Herat province in compliance with presidential decree on the eve of of Eid-ul-Fitr, an official said on Monday.

Brig. Gen. Abdullah Aziz, director prison, told Pajhwok Afghan News the inmates had been told about their imminent release in a formal ceremony.

He said the prisoners released from the facility included 10 children, three womeninfo-icon and 67 men.

According to Azizi, the prisoners who completed more than half a period of their punishment were eligible to avail the facility.

Earlier, 400 inmates were freed from the same jail in compliance with presidential decree on the eve of Mujahidin Day.

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