Indonesia releases 5,681 Inmates on 70th Independence Day

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  • Narapidana merenung ketika mendengarkan ceramah saat menunaikan Salat Idul Fitri di Rutan Klas I Cipinang, Jakarta, 17 Juli 2015. Rutan Klas I Cipinang memberikan remisi kepada 793 tahanan dan 19 tahanan diantaranya langsung bebas. TEMPO/M Iqbal Ichsan

    Narapidana merenung ketika mendengarkan ceramah saat menunaikan Salat Idul Fitri di Rutan Klas I Cipinang, Jakarta, 17 Juli 2015. Rutan Klas I Cipinang memberikan remisi kepada 793 tahanan dan 19 tahanan diantaranya langsung bebas. TEMPO/M Iqbal Ichsan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - On Indonesia's 70th year of independence, Monday August 17, 2015, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights freed 5,681 inmates from jails and reduced the sentences of some more than 118,000 others.

    The remissions given were general and decades remission, done symbolically by the Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yassona Laoly.

    As for corruption convicts, which amounted to 2,786 people, 517 received remissions based on Government Regulation (PP) no.28/2006. As many as 1421 convicts received the sentence cut for having paid damages, fees, and Justice Collaborator certificates. 

    Meanwhile, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is still reviewing the possibility of cutting the sentences of 848 more convicts, while people 16 have been denied remissions.

    Releasing and cutting the sentences of convicts is stipulated in Presidential Decree No. 120/1955 on the Special Sentence Reduction per Every Two Decades of the Proclamation of Independence Anniversary. This presidential decree excludes for life prisoners, deathrow inmates, and escaped convicts.

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