Mwinyi pardons 49 prisoners in  Z’ bar

12Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Mwinyi pardons 49 prisoners in  Z’ bar

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi has pardoned 49 inmates who were serving their sentences in various prisons in the Isles as part of celebrations to mark 57th years of Zanzibar Revolution.

Dr Mwinyi pardoned them  in accordance to Article 59 of the 1984 Zanzibar Constitution that empowers him to pardon prisoners sentenced to jail terms.

Dr Mwinyi said he had pardoned 46 prisoners in Unguja and three in Pemba to commemorate the 57th  Zanzibar Revolution being marked today.  

The clemency is given every year during Zanzibar Revolution celebrations and involves prisoners who are very old, those with serious ailments, those jailed for petty offences who have a short time  to stay in jail  and those who have shown good conduct while in prison.

The granted clemency does not cover those prisoners whose crimes included premeditated murder, armed robbery, theft of public funds and property, gender based violence and child abuse or illicit drugs. Read More...

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