China grants amnesty to 31,527 prisoners

Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) A total of 31,527 prisoners, most of whom were juveniles when they committed crimes, were released in an amnesty deal, an official statement said on Monday.

The deal, decided in 2015 by the top legislature and signed by President Xi Jinping, was adopted to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Xinhua reported.