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Tunisia to Free 198 Opposition Prisoners

May 31, 1987|Associated Press

TUNIS, Tunisia — President Habib Bourguiba's government last week announced plans to free 198 members of the opposition Socialist Progressive Rally who were imprisoned last April.

The presidential pardon, which coincides with a festival ending the Islamic faith's holy month of Ramadan, followed the release of 150 non-political prisoners and the restoration of civil rights to 300 other citizens convicted of various crimes.

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