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Libya frees Sudanese prisoners

The 34th anniversary of the Libyan revolution has been a cause of celebration for many Sudanese families as Libya pardoned and repatriated 263 prisoners.

    Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi ordered the pardon

    Sudanese police said in a statement that a special Libyan plane brought the former prisoners to Khartoum late on Sunday. It did not specify what crimes they had been convicted of.

    More prisoners are to be released and repatriated police said, but no numbers were provided.

    Libya is a hub for Sub-Saharan Africans who use the north African country as an exit route to enter Europe across the Mediterranean.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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