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    Myanmar frees many prominent political prisoners (AP)

    AP - Myanmar freed many of its most prominent political prisoners Friday in a long-awaited step toward national reconciliation that also has been a key condition set by Western nations for easing sanctions against the country. More...
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    Cuba set to free seven more prisoners

    -- Cuba is set to release seven prisoners, including a dissident arrested in a notorious crackdown on the opposition in 2003, the Roman Catholic Church said. The move is a sign that Cuba will comply with a deal brokered by Spain and the Catholic Church and empty its jails of political...
  3. Scammer

    Cuba frees prisoners against wishes

    -- Two prominent Cuban dissidents who had refused to leave prison were released against their wishes on Saturday as the Cuban government continues to free opposition activists arrested during a notorious crackdown in 2003. Hector Maseda Gutierrez, whose wife Laura Pollan is one of the founders...
  4. Scammer

    Cuba to release 2 prominent political prisoners, Catholic Church says

    -- Cuba will soon release two prominent political prisoners, the Catholic Church said Friday, and will allow one of them to remain in the country in a sign that it will not require jailed dissidents to go into exile as a condition of their release. Last July, the Cuban government made a deal...
  5. Scammer

    Cuba to free five more prisoners

    Havana, Cuba -- Cuba's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday announced the names of five more prisoners to be freed who do not belong to a group of 52 jailed dissidents originally set for release. The church identified the four men and one woman as Juana Maria Mena Nieves, Domingo Mederos Ozuna...
  6. CASPER

    Official: 1,500 Zimbabwe prisoners to be freed

    HARARE, Zimbabwe – A Zimbabwe official says 1,500 prisoners are being released across the country under a presidential amnesty program designed to ease overcrowding. Elizabeth Banda, manager for Zimbabwe's prisons, says 150 have already been freed from Harare Central Remand Prison, the first of...
  7. CASPER

    Relations between US, Cuba seem within reach

    HAVANA – Talks toward a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations seemed to be a real possibility after the new presidents of both countries reached out to each other with surprisingly straightforward language about their desire to revive a relationship frozen by 50 years of cold war. Barack Obama said...
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    Prisoners used nail clippers to escape

    Prisoners used nail clippers to escape -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Reuters) - Six high-risk prisoners escaped a Canadian jail last summer after spending four months chipping a path to freedom with nail clippers and...
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