Syria: Regime releases 500 political prisoners

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January 5, 2012
USA Today    
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"Syrian authorities have released more than 500 prisoners accused of involvement in anti-regime activities, state TV reported Thursday, in what appeared to be another gesture to comply with the Arab League plan to end the regime's 9-month-old crackdown on dissent. The plan, being monitored by about 100 Arab League observers now in Syria, requires President Bashar Assad's regime to remove security forces and heavy weapons from cities, start talks with opposition leaders and free political prisoners." (01/05/12)

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