2,100 inmates freed, thousands enjoy reduced terms on Vietnam National Day

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Prisoners receive decisions of jail term reductions in Hanoi. Photo: Thai Son Prisoners receive decisions of jail term reductions in Hanoi. Photo: Thai Son

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security has approved the reduction of prison terms for 24,826 inmates nationwide under the amnesty program for this year National Day on Friday.
Nearly 2,100 prisoners have been cleared the rest of their jail time and will be able to go home soon, and 130 others have their life sentence reduced to 20 and 30 years in jail.
Around 20,000 prisoners were granted amnesty ahead of the last Independence Day April 30, which marks the end of the Vietnam War. A total of 18,539 including 34 foreign nationals also received the pardon on last year’s National Day.

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