More than 3,000 inmates to be freed under special amnesty

(VOVWORLD) - More than 3,000 inmates will be released on the occasion Vietnam’s National Day, September 2, under a special amnesty decision signed by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday. 

The decision will take effect from Wednesday, September 1. 

The Central Advisory Council on Amnesty met last week to review the list of inmates nominated for amnesty on a case-by-case basis before it is submitted to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc for approval.

The beneficiaries include those who are serving their fixed-term sentences in jail, those who have life sentences reduced, and those who have sentences suspended.