The number of prisoners receiving amnesty is expected to be the highest ever this year with about 30,000 to 35,000 people.
|Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong (standing) states at the meeting (Photo: Dat Viet)|
The Amnesty Advisory Council met in Hanoi June 16 to discuss plans to implement a newly issued presidential decision, which would make more people convicted of crimes eligible for amnesty and other benefits.
Decision 697/QD-CTN dated May 26 demonstrates Vietnam’s tolerant policy toward offenders.
The meeting was presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, who is also chairman of the council and a Politburo member.