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President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

By AlJazeera
20 February 2017   |   4:22 am
President Adama Barrow has promised more freedom and engagement with the international community. As his presidency kicked off, Barrow announced the release of all prisoners detained without trial.

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