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Prisoner freed after first hearing in 19 years

ASUNCION (Reuters) – A Paraguayan man walked free on Wednesday after spending 19 years in prison without ever being tried.

Jose Garcia, 39, was held in the psychiatric wing of the Tacumbu prison in the capital Asuncion, but at his first court hearing in nearly two decades he was cleared of wrongdoing and immediately released, a witness at the hearing told Reuters.</em>


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