Vietnam to free 17,000 inmates in biggest National Day amnesty

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Vietnam will release up to 17,000 prisoners as part of the annual National Day amnesty this year, the biggest-ever of its kind, the government announced in a press conference Monday.

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Vietnam to offer biggest-ever amnesty for up to 17,000 prisoners

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Vietnam to offer biggest-ever amnesty for up to 17,000 prisoners

Clemency will be given to up to 17,000 prisoners, including foreigners, nationwide by August 30 under an amnesty decision by State President Truong Tan Sang, making it the biggest ever, a senior police official has said.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 21

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 21

Good morning from Vietnam!

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Biggest clemency slated for National Day

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 3 duplicate news 1 related news

Clemency will be granted to around 16,000 – 17,000 prisoners on the occasion of the 70 th National Day (September 2), making it the biggest-ever, said Head of the General Department for Enforcement of Criminal Sentences and Judicial Assistance Nguyen Ngoc Bang on July 20.

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1,400 Indian teachers quit amid fake degree probe

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1,400 Indian teachers quit amid fake degree probe

About 1,400 Indian primary school teachers quit their jobs as investigations continue into a spate of fake qualifications.

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Amnesty International blames Nigerian military for over 8,000 prisoner deaths

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In a new report, the human rights group says Nigeria's armed forces have killed 8,000 prisoners and carried out war crimes during its fight with militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

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US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

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177 Ha Noi prisoners get clemency

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

The capital announced yesterday a decision to grant amnesty to and reduce the sentences of 177 prisoners.

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Hanoi grants clemency to 177 prisoners

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

Ha Noi capital announced yesterday a decision to grant amnesty to and reduce the sentences of 177 prisoners.

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Nigeria's Boko Haram abducted 2,000 women and girls: report

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Nigeria's Boko Haram abducted 2,000 women and girls: report

Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks, sex slaves and fighters, and sometimes killing those who refused to comply, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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Vietnam plans to remove robbery, drug crimes from death penalty list

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Vietnam plans to remove robbery, drug crimes from death penalty list

The Ministry of Justice has proposed abolishing the death penalty for a number of crimes including robbery and heroin smuggling, reducing it to life sentence at most.

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Saudi executions set 'unprecedented' pace

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Saudi executions set 'unprecedented' pace

Saudi Arabia has beheaded dozens of convicts, including foreign drug traffickers, since the start of the year in what Amnesty International calls an unprecedented pace of executions.

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Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

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Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

Policemen (center row) keep watch as inmates wait before being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013. Despite the official enthusiasm, few outsiders believe that executions offer an effective means of deterring corruption. Photo credit: Reuters

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Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

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Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

Ukraine and separatists fought fiercely across the east of the country on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France.

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Hanoi: Prisoners granted clemency on Tet

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Hanoi: Prisoners granted clemency on Tet

Hanoi granted amnesty to 305 inmates, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the largest holiday of the country.

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