Draft amnesty decree forwarded to State Duma
MOSCOW, August 22 (RAPSI) - The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) has sent to the State Duma a draft amnesty decree arranged to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Yaroslav Nilov, an LDPR party member and head of the lower house committee on public and religious organizations, told RIA Novosti.
According to the document, minors, persons committed offences under the age of 18 years, pregnant women, women with minor children and men with children under the age of 3 years must be amnestied. Moreover, the authors of the initiative offer to release disabled persons of groups I, II and III, women over 55 and men over 60.
Furthermore, amnesty does not apply to individuals convicted of intentional homicide, robbery, terrorism, extremism, hostage taking, banditism and other heavy and especially grave crimes. Special dangerous recidivists, persons who havebeen released under amnesty since 1993 or received pardon but committed a crime again, individuals committed an offence in custody and convicts recognized as malicious violators of regime of punishment must not be amnestied too. Amnesty will be spent within six months.
The proposal is based on the historical traditions of the Russian statehood and aimed at strengthening of state power's reputation.