Bungled 2004 criminal law decree could see hundreds of French prisoners released

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Thousands of cases to be reviewed after a French appeals court annulls a 2004 government decree that should have been voted by parliament.

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Dozens – and possibly hundreds – of prisoners could be released from French jails following a June court ruling, which determined that France’s law on the statute of limitations was incorrectly applied between 2004 and 2012, reports FRANCE 24.