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43,971 detainees released according to the Amnesty Law.

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Baghdad, Apr 23, (VOI) a" 43,971 detainees were released since the implementation of the General Amnesty Law in February 2008 until Wednesday, the official spokesperson for the Supreme Judicial Council said on Tuesday.

"This number is distributed throughout various locations in Iraq," Judge Abdul-Sattar al-Berqdar told Aswat al-Iraq a" Voices of Iraq a" (VOI).

In February 2008, the Iraqi Parliament enacted the General Amnesty bill that allows the release of Iraqi detainees, according to certain terms and conditions, exclusively from Iraqi detention centers.

The Iraqi Presidential Council ratified the Law on March 27, 2008, and it was implemented during the same month.

According to al-Berqdar, the number of detainees remaining in Iraqi detention centers until Wednesday is 10472, the number of convicted prisoners is 5351, while there are 9689 wanted for justice.

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