Burundi Grants Amnesty to Thousands of Prisoners

President Evariste Ndayishimiye has signed a decree granting amnesty to 5,255 inmates countrywide with the exception of those who committed crimes against humanity and other major crimes. Inmates convicted of other minor crimes, pregnant women or those with children in prison, minors, prisoners with chronic diseases, prisoners aged 70 years and above and inmates with mental disorders are expected to benefit from the president's amnesty.

Vue of Burundi.s capital Bujumbura.


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