Myanmar New Year amnesty: 40 prisoners released in Kayin State

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Released prisoners get on the truck for their homes in Kayin State yesterday. Photo: Saw Myo Min Thein(IPRD)

Under the New Year pardon granted by the government on humanitarian grounds, 40 prisoners (36 males and four females) who had exhibited good behaviour during their prison terms were released from prisons under the Kayin State Prisons Department.
Code of Under Section 401 (1) of the Criminal Procedure, prisoners were released on the condition that, if they committed another crime, they would be required to serve the remaining portion of their original sentence in addition to the punishment for the new offence.
The released prisoners received briefings, release certificates, travel expenses, and allowances from U Chit Lwin, Director of the Kayin State Prisons Department, and personnel from Hpa-an Prison. — Saw Myo Min Thein (IPRD)/TMT

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