China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WW II anniversary

first_imgChina will grant official pardon to thousands of war veterans besides juveniles, elderly and sick prisoners as part of its commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next week.The prisoner amnesty law, promulgated by President Xi Jinping on Saturday, comes 40 years after China granted an amnesty to war criminals in 1975 and 56 years after it granted its first pardon to non-war criminals in 1959.This is the eighth amnesty since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.The amnesty is designed to exclude people guilty of embezzlement and corruption as China continues a campaign against official corruption, said Li Shishi, director of the committee’s legislative affairs commission.last_img

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