Pin It
Wednesday 15th July 2020,
Hope for Nigeria

Tanzania president pardons more than 5,000 prisoners

Tanzania president pardons more than 5,000 prisoners

Tanzania president pardons more than 5,000 prisoners

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has pardoned more than 5,000 prisoners in a move aimed at reducing congestion in prisons.

The president made the announcement on Monday as the country marked the 58th anniversary of independence.

He ordered that 5,533 prisoners be should be released with the process starting on Tuesday.

This is the highest number of prisoners to be released in this way and accounts for about 15% of all prisoners in the country.

“Some of these prisoners have been jailed over minor offenses: stealing chickens, insulting his friend, having an argument with a lover,” the president explained.

“But some were detained because they lacked lawyers to defend them well in their cases, while others for a failure to pay fines,” he added.

Among those who are set to be pardoned include those given a one-year jail term and those with only one year left on their sentence.

President Magufuli said the country’s jails have 35,803 inmates and more than half of those are still waiting to go on trial.

vanguard

Vanguard News

If you enjoyed this article FEEL Free to TIP Hope for Nigeria Online:


Any Amount Welcome 🙂


Paypal: Paypal.me/hopefornigeria


Do you have story and would like it to be published on Hope for Nigeria? or want to Place Adverts on the Website, If yes email us at moyo@hopefornigeriaonline.com

Like this Article? Share it!

Leave A Response