NOVO-OGARYOVO, December 4 (RAPSI) - While meeting with Russian Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin and the chairman of the Kremlin human rights council Mikhail Fedotov Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin supported a draft amnesty decree targeting those who committed non-violent crimes.
The amnesty is arranged to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
According to Putin, the amnesty would not apply to individuals who committed crimes against representatives of government, primarily law enforcement agents.
“I agree with your suggestion. We will refine this document along with the State Duma lawmakers, and I’m asking you to join in a work as actively as you can, ” Putin told Fedotov and Lukin.
The document was drafted by the Presidential Council for Human Rights.