Female Inmates Bar Murderers Freed in Zimbabwe to Cut Costs

  • Males under 18 pardoned regardless of crimes committed
  • Males over 60 who served two-thirds of sentence to be released

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe granted amnesty to all female prisoners barring those on death row and serving life sentences as his government struggles to meet the costs of running a country where the economy has halved in size since 2000.

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