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Pope John Paul gunman to remain in prison until 2010

[JURIST] Turkish state prosecutors have set January 18, 2010 as the date when Mehmet Ali Agca [Wikipedia profile], the man who shot Pope John Paul II [official website] in 1981, will be released from jail. Agca was freed [JURIST report] from a Turkish prison earlier this month for a brief period of time amidst protests and a legal challenge against his release [JURIST report]. Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals of Criminal Department ordered that Agca return to jail [JURIST report] last week, saying he had not spent enough time in prison for his crimes, including the murder of Turkish journalist Abdi Ipekci [profile]. Reuters has more.

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