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Battambang prisoners receive early release

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Battambang prisoners receive early release

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Win-Win Policy on December 29, 227 Battambang Provincial Prison inmates had their sentences reduced, provincial governor Nguon Ratanak said on Tuesday.

“The committee evaluated and decided to release prisoners who have perfectly undergone punishment and changed their habits, have committed minor crimes and are currently of good character.”

He said prisoners were often given reduced sentences in conjunction with major national festivals like Independence Day, the Water Festival and Khmer New Year. On the releases, Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin said: “Generally, we consider the duration of the detention.

This means if the prisoner has undergone two-thirds of their punishment, the prisoner has a chance to be released, but those conditions depend on the change in their character.”

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