Thursday, April 28, 2016

Vietnam: 357 Pardons. A Humanitarian Tradition

From a Saigon webpage: Authorities of the southern province of Binh Phuoc on April 27 decided to release or reduce the jail terms of 367 prisoners. The move is a part of celebrations for the 41st anniversary of the country’s Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1). Of the total, 63 are released ahead of time and the remaining 304 received a reduction of their terms. The amnestied prisoners are those who had shown good conduct and received positive habilitation while in prison. The amnesty policy of the Vietnamese Party and State reflects the humanitarian tradition of the Vietnamese nation, which encourages offenders to rehabilitate and become useful member of society.

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