Turkmenistan to free 1,284 prisoners in 'Ramadan amnesty'

Turkmenistan will free 1,284 prisoners including 21 foreigners in a traditional amnesty, state television reported on Thursday.

Turkmenistan to free 1,284 prisoners in 'Ramadan amnesty'

Turkmenistan will free 1,284 prisoners including 21 foreigners in a traditional amnesty, state television reported on Thursday.

The amnesty, expected in mid-September, is linked to the Muslim holiday of Laylat al-Qadr, marked towards the end of Ramadan, state television said.

"Yet another act of pardoning is a tribute to the humane traditions of our ancestors," it said.


Reuters

Last Mod: 10 Eylül 2009, 14:19
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