03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Iraq To Release 5,000 Prisoners -- But Not "Terrorists Or Homosexuals"

The American government pledged to bring democracy, freedom and equality to Iraq. They have not:

The Iraq government is considering the release of some 5,000 prisoners but a spokesperson said it would not include terrorists or homosexuals.

The Iraqi government has about 20,000 people in custody, while the U.S. military holds about 25,000.

Homosexuality itself is not illegal in Iraq, but police regularly arrest gays on other charges often trumped up.

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