24 896 Inmates Released From Prison In Myanmar As Overcrowding In Prisons Pose A COVID-19 Risk
The Myanmar government is going to release a quarter of all inmates in all of its prisons as overcrowding in the prisons is now posing a COVID-19 risk, ZBC News reports.
This was revealed in a statement by the country’s president’s office which reads:
To mark Myanmar New Year, by respecting humanitarian ground and peace in mind of the people, the president pardons altogether 24,896 prisoners from various prisons.
Other countries like the US, Colombia and parts of Europe are also battling overcrowded prisons problems.
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