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Turkish parliament passes bill to free thousands from prison amid coronavirus

Turkish parliament passes bill to free thousands from prison amid coronavirus

Turkey's parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will allow the release of tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus.

Afghan President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani signed a decree to facilitate the release of some Taliban prisoners in Afghan jails, a spokesman for his office said on Wednesday.