Christmas gift? South Sudan president pardon prisoners

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir said he will begin releasing some inmates from the National Prisons Service on the New Year’s Eve, the president’s press office said.

Kiir make made the remarks on Tuesday when he visited the prisoners and staff of the Juba Central Prison.
Addressing the inmates on Christmas Eve, Kiir encouraged the inmates to cooperate with the prison officers, saying those who have proven good conduct and have minor cases will be released.

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I will speak to the director of prisons, Minister of Justice, Minister of Interior and my Legal Adviser, they will bring recommendations for your people and I am going to release all of them on 1st of January,” Kiir told the inmates.

July this year, during the 8th Independence Day, Salva Kiir Mayardit announced release of fifteen inmates during the 8th Independence Day speech at the state house in Juba.
The fifteen prisoners released hail from Juba Central Prison, Wau, Yambio and Twic State.

Government Spokesperson Michael Makuei Lueth congratulates the released detainees and appreciates the president for setting the inmates free.

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