Friday, June 1, 2012

Samoa: 35 Pardons

The government of Samoa has announced it will release 35 prisoners from jail as part of "independence celebrations." Samoa became a German colony in 1899 but New Zealand took control during World War I and the islands became a "mandated territory" under the League of Nations. After World War II, it became a United Nations "trust territory" administered by New Zealand, from which it gained independence in 1962. While Samoa is an independent nation, it is "heavily reliant on aid and tourism, which took a hard hit after the tsunami but which is now flourishing once again." The anniversary celebrations will continue for days to come. See story here.

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