The law, proposed by President Felix Houphouet-Boigny and approved unanimously, opens the way to freedom for people jailed since 1990, when protests forced the president to accept multi-party rule.
It also pardons crimes 'connected with the maintenance of public order' - apparently designed to silence accusations of brutality by security forces.
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