State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session (Photo: VNA)
- State President Nguyen
Xuan Phuc has directed that the implementation of amnesty measures follows a
strict, open, and transparent process in accordance with the law, to avoid any
He made the comments while working with leaders
of relevant agencies on the enforcement of the 2018 Law on Amnesty, on May 4.
Amnesty is a major policy of the Party and State, demonstrating the humanity of
the regime and holding great political, economic, social, and diplomatic
significance, Phuc said, adding that it affirms the special policy of clemency held
by the Party and State for inmates with good results in studying, training, and rehabilitation.
Amnesties on special occasions, holidays, or
major national events aim to encourage prisoners to rehabilitate themselves and
qualify for amnesty policies, and the implementation of the law on amnesty
demonstrates the orientation towards building a law-ruled Socialist State of
Vietnam, he stated.
The President asked the Ministry of Public
Security and relevant agencies to propose major regulations on
amnesty in the time to come.
According to an assessment from the Ministry of
Public Security, the 2018 Law on Amnesty has basically addressed the shortcomings
in the 2007 version in order to improve the effectiveness of amnesty work.
After the National Assembly adopted the Law on
Amnesty in 2007, Vietnam’s State President has granted seven different amnesties,
under which a total of 87,000 inmates have been freed ahead of their scheduled