DRC starts releasing pardoned political prisoners

Felix Tshisekedi promised about 700 prisoners would be freed during his first 100 days in office.

    The first group of political prisoners pardoned by the Democratic Republic of Congo's new president has been released from prison.

    President Felix Tshisekedi promised about 700 prisoners - most of them jailed under the previous regime - would be freed during his first 100 days in office.

    Al Jazeera's Katia Lopez-Hodoyan reports.


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