Friday, June 11, 2010
this report, as many as 35,000 prisoners will be "considered for amnesty in 2010" under a recent decision made by the State President. Exempt from consideration will be those who have multiple convictions, those who have previously benefited from clemency, and those who have committed "serious crimes prejudicial to national security." At a meeting to carry out the President’s decision, Deputy Minister of Public Security Le The Tiem said it is necessary to ensure that considering and checking amnesty cases "are conducted in a careful, objective, public and transparent manner." He also urged local authorities to help released prisoners re-integrate into the community.