DR Congo President gives Amnesty to Prisoners

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President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi pledged Saturday to pardon political prisoners and said he would work for the return of those who had fled abroad for political reasons.

He said; “To consolidate democratic progress in our country, I have decided to make the easing of tensions a major goal during the first 100 days” of his mandate.

“Within 10 days I am going to grant a presidential pardon in favour of political prisoners who have been convicted by a final court judgment.”

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