Supreme Court proposes rehabilitation both to people acquitted fully or partly
MOSCOW, November 8 - RAPSI. The Plenum of the Supreme Court proposed on Tuesday that people who were partially acquitted by courts of grave crime charges should have the right to rehabilitation along with those who were fully acquitted. The draft decree developed by the Supreme Court was discussed in Moscow today.
The draft indicates that the Russian Constitution and the Criminal Procedural Code grant the right to rehabilitation to those who were fully acquitted by the court, cleared from prosecution or who had been illegally sent to compulsory medical treatment as well as to people who were cleared from prosecution after the charges or suspicions brought against them had been dropped.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court says the right to rehabilitation does not apply to people who were cleared from prosecution or acquitted due to amnesty, expiry of the statute of limitations or to those who escaped criminal prosecution due to age.