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Ha Noi pardons prisoners ahead of Lunar New Year

Update: January, 30/2016 - 10:27
Illustrative Image. — VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan

HA NOI (VNS)— Ha Noi will reduce the jail terms of 145 prisoners ahead of schedule on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, which will come in a little over a week.

The capital city's amnesty consideration council announced the decision yesterday.

Fifty-two of the clemency beneficiaries will be freed ahead of their set release date, while the remaining will have their jail terms cut down by between one and seven months. They were confirmed to have had good conduct while in prison.

At a recent ceremony, Colonel Chu Xuan Tho from Temporary Detention Station No.1 of Ha Noi's Department of Public Security congratulated the pardoned prisoners.

He added that he hoped the others, who are still serving their sentences, would continue their correction efforts so as to receive amnesty in the future. — VNS

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