Hanoi releases 34 prisoners ahead of schedule hinh anh 1Hanoi police grants the amnesty decisions to eligible prisoners on August 15 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi People’s Court has approved the conditional release of 34 prisoners ahead of schedule.

The decision was announced by the city’s police at a meeting on August 15. The document was signed off by the court on August 1 as proposed by the municipal Department of Public Security.

Deputy Director of the department Col. Nguyen Van Vien said those inmates had shown good conduct and met other requirements.

The conditional release was considered in a serious and transparent manner and strictly adhered to legal regulations, he said, adding that it reflects the Vietnamese Party and State’s amnesty policy and the country’s humanitarian tradition.

Conditional release of prisoners ahead of schedule is stipulated in the revised 2015 Penal Code, which took effect this year.

This is a new judicial measure in the enforcement of prison sentences as the eligible prisoners will no longer have to complete their penalties at detention centres but be managed and re-educated by local administration and police.–VNA