Thursday, September 03, 2009

Zim to free 1500prisoners

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Harare - Zimbabwe's coalition government is shortly to free more than 1,500 prisoners in a bid to ease the crisis in the country's crowded jails that have become known as "death camps," reports said Wednesday. The crisis was exposed in April when documentary video footage showed half-naked, skeletal inmates wasting away from hunger and diseases in the country's 42 jails, as prison authorities ran out of money for rations and drugs....
Large-scale amnesties are dreaded by ordinary Zimbabweans as they are followed invariably by sudden waves of crime.

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