December 18, 2016

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Prisoners released in amnesty deal to mark successful completion of first Union Peace Conference

Released prisoners have a tearful reunion with families and friends after their release from prison as part of an amnesty deal following the end of the UPC.
Released prisoners have a tearful reunion with families and friends after their release from prison as part of an amnesty deal following the end of the UPC.

One hundred and two prisoners were granted their freedom in honour of the successful completion of the first Union Peace Conference yesterday, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
One foreign prisoner was among the prisoners released in an amnesty in accord with the sub-section (a) of the section 204 of the Constitution. The foreign prisoner was released in view of maintaining bilateral friendship and relations, said the ministry.
The amnesty is aimed at allowing the citizen prisoners to serve the national and regional interest and their own interest as well in cooperation with the people after understanding the state’s goodwill, added the ministry.

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