VIETNAM: PRESIDENT REDUCES DEATH PENALTIES TO LIFE SENTENCES FOR 11 PRISONERS
|A police officer talks to inmates at a prison in Vietnam
August 30, 2023:
President Vo Van Thuong on August 30, 2023 decided to reduce death penalties to life sentences for 11 prisoners. (Source: VNA, 30/08/2023)
The commutation is within the jurisdiction of the state president as stipulated in the Constitution and law, and at the proposals by the chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court, prosecutor general of the Supreme People's Procuracy and chairman of the Presidential Office.
According to the Vietnamese authorities, this decision demonstrates the leniency and humanitarian policy of the Party and the State, creating conditions for prisoners to return to their families and the community.