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Iraq Analysis: Protests, Politics, & A Prisoner Release --- Scott Lucas with Monocle 24

Prisoners Freed on MondayI spoke with Monocle 24's The Daily last night about this week's release of 335 prisoners by the al-Maliki Government in an apparent concession to weeks of protests across the country, with mostly-Sunni demonstrators challenging discrimination, anti-terrorism laws, and incidents like last month's raids on the offices and house of Minister of Finance Rafa al-Issawi.

The interview moves from the specifics of the prisoner release to ask, "Will the step make any difference to the political conflict?"

My answer: Probably Not.

The interview begins at the 08:39 mark.

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