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900 inmates on Amiri pardon list

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The General Administration of Correctional Institutions and the Sentences Enforcement Department at the Ministry of Interior has compiled the list of names of prisoners who are covered by the Amiri Pardon for the current year, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The daily added, there are about 900 prisoners, who will be released immediately or those whose sentences will be reduced. Last year, the daily said, the amnesty included 706 prisoners for immediate release and a reduced prison term.

The sources said that after the names are presented to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh and the Undersecretary of the Ministry Lieutenant- General Issam Al-Nahham, it will be referred to the Amiri Diwan at the end of January for approval and following which an Amiri decree will be issued.

The prisoners will be released or their sentences reduced on the occasion of the national holidays – the National Day and the Liberation Day.

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