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Deputy PM orders release of 97 prisoners in Thai Nguyen

20:25 | 01/12/2016

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on December 1 ordered the release of 97 prisoners incarcerated in Thai Nguyen Province on the occasion of the upcoming TET Lunar New Year.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

Deputy Prime Minister Binh on December 1 at the amnesty ceremony at the Phu Son 4 Prison. The gesture offers the inmates a chance to start a new life and brings joy to their families.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A male inmate anxiously listens to the Prime Minister at the amnesty ceremony. He is one of 4,000 fortunate prisoners across the country being released early this year in celebration of TET.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

Pictured is Trinh Thi Thuy Trang, 20, and her daughter. Trang has been in prison since 2012 on a drug conviction and is one of 31 female prisoners being let out of jail early at the ceremony.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

These offenders are disheartened upon learning they have not been chosen for early release.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A female prisoner sits on pins and needles waiting for her relatives.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

Each offender receives a certificate of amnesty and a small stipend (amount of money) upon their release.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

Bui Thanh Tuan and his 10-year-old daughter embrace following his early release.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

Ms Dung (Middle) walks of jail early with her daughter, carried by a relative. Her daughter was born at the prison during Ms Dung’s incarceration and stayed with her in the jail.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

View of relatives anxiously waiting for offenders outside the prison.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A prisoner shakes hands with a relative who came to escort him home.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A newly released prisoner cradles his daughter in his arms.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A female offender receives warm welcome of smiling relatives.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A mother (in purple suit) meets her two sons.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A newly released prisoner hands his mother a boat he made while in custody at the prison.

deputy pm orders release of 97 prisoners in thai nguyen

A man shakes hands with a prison guard after his release and expresses his appreciation for being able to put prison life behind him and start a new life.

Source: VOV/ Photo (Zing)