Chi Linh

Families wait for released prisoners out...Families wait for released prisoners outside a gate at the Hoang Tien prison in Chi Linh district, northern province of Hai Duong on August 30, 2013. Vietnam will free more than 15,000 convicts to mark its independence day celebrations, the president's office said on August 29, in a major amnesty that excludes prominent political prisoners.

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Families wait for released prisoners outside the Hoang Tien prison in Chi Linh district in northern province of Hai Duong. Vietnam will free more than 15,000 convicts to mark its independence day celebrations. It is a major amnesty that excludes prominent political prisoners