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All Sudan political prisoners to be freed: Bashir

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Monday that he will release all political detainees, a move welcomed by the opposition as tensions ease with South Sudan. 

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses a new session of Parliament, on April 1, 2013, in the capital Khartoum. Bashir will release all political detainees, as tensions ease following recent agreements with South Sudan.

"Today, we announce a decision to free all the political prisoners and renew our commitment to all political powers about dialogue," Bashir said in a half-hour speech opening a new session of parliament.

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