90 Prisoners Get Royal Pardon

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90 Prisoners Get Royal Pardon

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A prison van transports inmates in Phnom Penh. The Ministry of Justice has recommended a royal pardon and sentence reduction for 90 out of 512 convicts in conjunction with the upcoming Water Festival. Heng Chivoan

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For a royal pardon, inmates have to serve at least two-thirds of their sentences after receiving a final verdict.

The Ministry of Justice has recommended a royal pardon and sentence reduction for 90 out of 512 convicts in conjunction with the upcoming Water Festival.

In its announcement on Tuesday, the ministry said the selection was made during a meeting held by a national committee tasked with reviewing the recommendations. Of the 90 convicts, of whom 17 are women, 80 were eligible for a sentence reduction of between six and 12 months. The remaining 10 inmates, two of whom are women, will receive a royal pardon.

Ministry spokesman Kim Santepheap said the committee excluded the other inmates because they had been convicted for drug trafficking and serious crimes that he said posed a threat to society.

“We cannot request a pardon or sentence reduction for them because they had been convicted of drug dealing and other heinous crimes. Other inmates were counted out because they lack sufficient paperwork,” he said.

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... -reduction
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Ministry spokesman Kim Santepheap said the committee excluded the other inmates because they had been convicted for drug trafficking and serious crimes that he said posed a threat to society.
I wonder which type of criminal is not thought to be a threat to society? Would these be white-collar crimes like usury, extortion or blackmail? Simple robbery? Accidental manslaughter? :?
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Foreign paedos too, according to the thread just under this one, same page.....Well.... :-(

Either the justice is totally blind (and doesn't have a fucking clue who to pick), or the justice is not totally blind (and keeps an eye on some envelope's thickness somewhere).

I don't see any other choices.
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