An estimated 700-800 Vietnamese people working illegally in Saudi Arabia may benefit from a general amnesty issued by the country's government, the Department of Overseas Labour said.
(VOV) - Hanoi has decided to reduce prison terms for 386 inmates on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
The Hanoi Amnesty Advisory Council on April 27 decided to grant prisoners parole and reduce their terms at detention camps in the capital city, marking Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30).
The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia, in coordination with relevant local agencies, on October 25 arranged for 27 Vietnamese fishermen to fly home safely.
The Party and State always maintain a policy of clemency for those offenders who have shown repentance, encouraging them to redeem themselves and become useful persons.
State President Truong Tan Sang on September 19 separately worked with leaders of the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Public Security.
Prisons nationwide on Aug. 30 continued to implement the State President’s decision on amnesty and clemency on the occasion of the National Day anniversary (September 2).
To mark the occasion of Vietnamese National Day (September 2), 10,244 prisoners will be granted amnesty and 291 others will be allowed to delay their prison sentences.
The Amnesty Advisory Council will carefully check the list of inmates who are eligible to be granted amnesty on the occasion of National Day, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
The State’s policy of leniency aims to re-educate inmates and help them realize their past sins and lead a new life for their own good.
More than 4,000 inmates at prisons in the south-central province of Binh Thuan and some other localities will get parole on the occasion of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).
Nguyen Tan Dung was officially re-elected Prime Minister by the 13th National Assembly on July 26 with 470 votes, accounting for 94 percent.
As many as 285 prisoners in Hanoi have been granted amnesty on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the Liberation of South Vietnam and May Day.
Prisoners who are granted amnesty this year should improve themselves, abide by the law and become good and useful citizens.
Thousands of inmates will be released before their prison terms are finished on National Day (September 2). Preparations have been completed for the Special Amnesty Day at detention camps across the country.