President Kagame pardons 50 abortion convicts

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 19 May 2020 at 01:57

President Paul Kagame, using his prerogative of mercy, has pardoned a total of 50 young women convicted of abortion.

The development is part of the cabinet resolutions passed on Monday, May 18 and decided on many topics among which new guidelines for the prevention against the COVID-19 were released.

According to the same statement, apart from the 50 young women convicted of abortion, the cabinet also approved a Ministerial order granting conditional release of 3,596 convicts.

This makes a total of 3,647‬ convicts who are expected to be released with several obligations as citizens, also having to avoid recidivism.


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