Hanoi pardons 145 prisoners ahead of Lunar New Year hinh anh 1Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quy Vuong (R) presents the amnesty decision to prisoners on the ocassion of the National Day (September 2) in 2015 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi will reduce the jail terms of and release 145 prisoners ahead of schedule on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, which will come in a little over a week.

The capital city’s amnesty consideration council announced the decision on January 29.

Fifty-two of the clemency beneficiaries will be freed ahead of their set release date, while the remaining will have their jail terms cut down by between one and seven months. They were confirmed to have had good conduct while in prison.

At a recent ceremony, Colonel Chu Xuan Tho from Temporary Detention Station No.1 of Hanoi’s Department of Public Security congratulated the pardoned prisoners.

He added that he hopes the others, who are still serving their sentences, will continue their correction efforts so as to receive amnesty in the future.-VNA