Independence Day pardon: Over 1,000 prisoners released in Mandalay Region

A total of 1,051 male and female prisoners from Mandalay Central Prison, located in Aungmyethazan Township, Mandalay, have been granted a pardon as per Order No 1/2024 of the State Administration Council. The released inmates, comprising 862 males and 189 females, received a lecture from Colonel Nay Lin Soe, Minister for Security and Border Affairs for Mandalay Region and Minister for Transport of Mandalay Region, Regional Police Force Commander Police Brig-Gen Sein Lwin at Mandalay Prison.
The prison officials released the inmates after conducting a thorough medical checkup and providing them with daily allowances and travel allowances. Director of the Department of Correctional (Mandalay Region) U Cho Win Tun stated, “Since today is Independence Day, the prisoners who have served their prison terms to a certain extent were granted amnesty. There are a total of 1,697 inmates from prisons and labour stations in the Mandalay Region to be released today. They were provided allowances for food, travel, and labour after the officials addressed them in lectures, and they were transported to the bus stations, railway stations, and ports. We are glad that they were granted the pardon”. One of the inmates who received amnesty said, “I’m very happy to be released on this Independence Day. I thank the State leaders who granted us the amnesty. I’m so excited to be reunited with my family. I’m sure I will live my future life by learning lessons from my mistakes”. A total of 1,697 inmates, including 1,407 males and 290 females, from five prisons and seven labour camps in Mandalay Region. — Maung Aye Chan/ TMT

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