Man who shot pope freed from jail

Mehmet Ali Agca who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 is released after 30 years in prison.



    After spending nearly 30 years behind bars, the Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 has been released from prison.

    Mehmet Ali Agca was pardoned 11 years ago in Italy and then extradited to Turkey to serve sentences for murder and armed robbery committed there.

    Anita McNaught reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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