The Cabinet meeting chaired by His Excellency Paul Kagame, passed on Friday the 30th July, 2021, decided that, 10 women convicted of abortion were pardoned by the President of the Republic of Rwanda, using his prerogative of mercy.
A Cabinet also approved a Ministerial order granting conditional release to 4781 convicts.
Today, on the 04th August 2021, inmates released on Presidential pardon and Ministerial orders begin to reintegrate into their families.
Out of the Prison, the released inmates were very happy and committed not to involve again in criminal acts, they will instead be the light of the Rwandan community in fruitful activities.
By the time they were released from prison, inmates were in a compliance with government regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, all wearing masks, and making social distance.
If someone was granted a conditional early release and engages into recidivism, he/she will have to complete the punishment he/she were sentenced before, because he/she has failed to comply with the given instructions.
Last year, 2020, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul KAGAME, has also granted pardon to 50 women who had been convicted by the courts for abortion crime