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After 21 years, Syria frees horse-rider who dared to compete with Pres. Assad’s late brother

Syria frees horse rider who rivalled Assad brother (via AFP) Syria has freed after 21 years in jail an ex-horse rider known to have been an equestrian rival of one of President Bashar al-Assad’s late brothers, reports said Sunday. The release of Adnan Qassar is part of a wide-reaching amnesty…