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

A decision to this effect was announced on February 10.

Having been chosen for their positive rehabilitation attitudes, the prisoners will receive reduced sentences and be released ahead of schedule.

The freed prisoners expressed their gratitude to the Party and State’s clemency policy and thanked prison wardens for assisting them in their personal growth.

The clemency not only reflects the Government’s leniency policy, but also encourages prisoners to rehabilitate themselves for expedient societal integration.-VNA