Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sri Lanka: 700 - 2,000 Pardons

It is reported that 736 persons have been pardoned from 22 jails in Sri Lanka. The release was made in honor of "National Prisoner's Day" and involved  "convicts serving time for minor offences" (like non-payment of fines - as opposed to rape and m,urder).

On the other hand, it is also reported that Sri Lankan prison authorities today have released "over 2,000 prisoners" including those above 70 years of age.

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