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Parliament deputies propose to grant amnesty

The deputies of the Parliament suggest granting an amnesty in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the memory of the victims of political repressions in 1938. The bill was submitted for public discussion.

According to the State Service for Punishment Execution, there are 11,160 people in penal colonies, 9,285 of whom are convicts and 1,875 — are persons on remand.

About 4,172 people may be amnestied, 285 — may be freed.

At least 1,008 people, who escaped from prisons, may be also amnestied in the case of voluntary appearance in the penitentiary institutions within three months.

About 2,879 people may be reduced their unserved prison term.

It is proposed to release from the criminal responsibility and punishment the minors, who were first convicted for up to 5 years; men over 60 and women over 55; persons with disabilities of I and II groups; the only breadwinners in the family, who have at least two minor children or disabled children; the persons, who for the first time committed non-serious crimes and minor gravity crimes.