Jail remission for nearly 25,000 prisoners in Vietnam

Hanoi, Sep 1 (IANS) As many as 24,826 prisoners across Vietnam shall benefit from remission of sentence ordered ahead of the country’s 71st National Day on September 2, it was announced on Thursday.

As per the list of prisoners set to benefit from the measure, the Ministry of Public Security has proposed remission of sentence for 11 inmates from life to 20-year jail and 117 from life sentence to 30-year in prison, Xinhua news agency cited the state-run news agency VNA as having reported.

Nguyen Ngoc Bang, head of the ministry’s General Department of Police for Enforcement of Criminal Sentences and Judicial Assistance, said the beneficiary prisoners would be granted reduced term of imprisonment.

–IANS

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