Presidential pardon granted to two female prisoners for Independence

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Two female prisoners have been granted Presidential pardons for Guyana’s 53rd Independence Anniversary.

Bibi Parjohn, 40, and Unique Hope, 30, have served a portion of their prison sentences at the New Amsterdam Prison. Parjohn served time for larceny while Hope was imprisoned for forgery.

The pardons will take effect from May 26 in observance of Guyana’s 53rd Independence anniversary, according to a release from the Ministry of Public Security.

According to the release, “it is expected that this expression of compassion and humanity by His Excellency will result in these prisoners reuniting with their families and leading good and useful lives here on.”

The women received their pardons by President Granger under Article 188 (2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

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