Cambodia looks into Khmer New Year pardons

Cambodia is considering pardons or sentence reductions for 399 prisoners, including 43 women, to coincide with Khmer New Year in April. Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana and National Commission for the Evaluation of Prisoners Vong Vathana met with representatives of relevant institutions to consider the requests.

The requests were raised by the directors of 22 municipal and provincial prisons as well as four correctional centres.

Some of the prisoners requested a sentence reduction or pardon based on their good behaviour while serving their sentences.

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