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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Public Security has proposed reducing jail terms for 24,826 prisoners on the occasion of the 71st National Day (September 2).

Of the inmates, 2,092 are expected to be released ahead of schedule, 128 are to have their life imprisonment sentences reduced to 20-30 years and 22,606 others will receive shorter sentences, Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Bang, head of the General Department of Criminal Sentence Enforcement and Judicial Assistance of the Public Security Ministry, said on September 1.

The proposal and prisoners’ records have been submitted to People’s Courts at cities and provinces where prisons are located for consideration.

On the occasion, Hanoi has decided to grant clemency to 120 prisoners, the municipal amnesty consideration council announced on August 31.

Last year, clemency was granted to about 16,000 – 17,000 prisoners on the occasion of the 70th National Day.-VNA