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Museveni pardons 833 prisoners

Prisoners being led to Court in Nebbi

Prisoners being led to Court in Nebbi

President Yoweri Museveni has pardoned 833 prisoners countrywide, in one of the measures aimed at reducing congestion, a big risk factor in the spread of the Coronavirus disease in places of confinement.

This was revealed yesterday by Frank Baine, the Spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Service.

Baine said the President’s decision came on the advice of the Prerogative of Mercy Committee, which is chaired by the Attorney General William Byaruhanga.

Baine noted however that the identities of the beneficiaries of the president’s clemency gesture are yet to be worked out, but added that they will choose those on minor offenses and have served 2/3 of their sentences.

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