President Samia Suluhu Hassan pardons 5001 prisoners

Published on The Citizen on 27th April 2021

President Samia Suluhu Hassan addresses Parliament in Dodoma yesterday. Right is National Assembly. PHOTOS | EDWIN MJWAHUZI

 President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced that she has pardoned 5001 inmates in prisons across Tanzania. 1516 of the inmates had a quarter of their detainment reduced and have been released. A further 3485 prisoners had a quarter of their sentence reduced and will continue to serve the remainder of their sentences. The President has encouraged the detainees to make use of the training and educational opportunities they receive in the correctional institutions so they can successfully integrate into society and make a positive contribution to their nation.

“I would also like to ask Tanzanians to use the 57th anniversary of the Union to reflect on the various efforts made in nation building and the role of each in continuing to build a strong nation” – President Samia Suluhu Hassan

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