834 prisoners released from Insein prison on Myanmar New Year Day

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Released prisoners are pictured lining up for their homes in Insein prison, Yangon yesterday. Photo: Kanu

In commemoration of Myanmar New Year and for the sake of public peace and humanitarian concerns, 3,303 prisoners in various jails were granted pardon under Section 401 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and 834 male and female inmates, including foreigners, were released from Insein prison in Yangon.
Yangon Region Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Win Tint and commander of the Yangon Region Police commander Police Brig-Gen Myo Min Htike delivered speeches to the inmates at the gymnasium of the Insein Prison. The released prisoners included 20 foreigners, 754 males and 60 females, totalling 834, and they were transported to their respective townships by YBS buses at noon. The State Administration Council released its 17th amnesty for Insein Prison on 17 April during its term. SAC pardoned 236 prisoners from Insein Prison: 3,015 male and female prisoners who face punishment from their respective prisons, jails and camps and 98 foreign prisoners, totalling 3,114 prisoners, on Myanmar New Year Day in 2023. — Nyein Thu (MNA)/KTZH

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