Thai Nguyen detention camp frees nearly 97 prisoners

Thursday, 2016-12-01 05:34:30
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90 domestic and foreign inmates at the Phu Son 4 detention camp in the northern province of Thai Nguyen were freed on December 1. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - As many as 90 domestic and foreign inmates at the Phu Son 4 detention camp in the northern province of Thai Nguyen were freed on December 1 under the President’s Amnesty Decision.

The event saw the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who is also Chairman of the Central Advisory Council on Amnesty (CACA).

Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh said the amnesty policy of the Vietnamese Party and State reflects the humanitarian tradition of the Vietnamese nation, which encourages offenders to rehabilitate themselves and go on to become useful members of society.

Deputy PM Phuc congratulated the pardoned inmates, saying the Vietnamese Party and State hope they will proactively reintegrate into society with the support of their families, the community, local authorities and police.

He encouraged those who were not eligible for this year’s amnesty to make greater efforts to rehabilitate their lives.

In addition to amnesty, the Party and State’s policies are designed to reduce sentences for inmates with good behaviour, he said.

He urged local authorities to monitor and support pardoned inmates to return home and find employment.

Under the President’s Decision on Amnesty which was officially announced on November 30, over 4,000 prisoners serving jail terms and who were eligible for amnesty according to State law were freed ahead of their scheduled release dates.