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More than 70 prisoners to be granted Visak Bochea day clemency

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Prisoners who are brought for hearing at Phnom Penh court. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The National Commission for the Evaluation of Prisoners has selected 77 inmates to either be pardoned for their crimes or have their sentences reduced for the upcoming Visak Bochea Day on Saturday.

According to the law, prisoners who have completed two-thirds of their sentence can request a pardon, while those who have completed one-third of their sentence can seek a reduction.

Justice Ministry spokesman Kim Santepheap on Friday said the committee asked the King to finalise the decision.

“These include 37 prisoners to have their sentences reduced by six months, 14 to have their sentences reduced by nine months, and 22 to have their sentences reduced by one year,” Mr Santepheap said.

Full story in Monday’s paper.

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