Premium Times: The Communist Leadership in Pyongyang would grant amnesty to those convicted of crimes against the state in light of North Korea’s 70th anniversary, the state-run KCNA reported on Monday.
Similar to other instances in which amnesty has been granted, it remained unclear exactly which groups the announcement applied to and how many prisoners would be affected.
The government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last granted amnesty in 2015.
According to the decree from the presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the amnesty will take effect starting August 1.
The report added that “practical measures’’ would be taken to help those released re-integrate into everyday life. more here