Amnesty Advisory Council 2021 meets

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(VOVWORLD) - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh chaired a meeting of the Amnesty Advisory Council for 2021 in Hanoi on Saturday.

Amnesty Advisory Council 2021 meets  - ảnh 1Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Chairman of the Amnesty Advisory Council 2021, speaks at the meeting. (Photo: Pham Kien/VNA)

According to the President’s decision, this year the Amnesty Advisory Council consists of 10 members led by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.

At the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister urged relevant agencies to strictly comply with law and clearly demonstrate the leniency policy of the Party and State.

“In case of necessity, sectoral and local conferences can be organized to ensure that the amnesty process is implemented in a uniform, safe, and transparent manner, and strictly abide by law. The rights and legitimate interests of prisoners must be protected. Law violation and errors should not happen,” said Mr. Binh. 

The amnesty consideration process will begin from July 20 and eligible inmates will be released on September 1.

The Presidential Office on July 2 announced the President’s decision on amnesty for prisoners on the occasion of National Day (September 2).  The beneficiaries will include those who are serving their fixed-term sentences in jail, those who have life sentences reduced and those who have sentences suspended.