Turkmen president pardons prisoners on Ramadan holiday

Photo: Turkmen president pardons prisoners on  Ramadan holiday / Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 26
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:

Turkmen President, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on "Pardon of convicted people in honor of the holy night Gadyr Gijesi".

The holy month of Ramadan which is a time of fasting for Islamic world is coming to an end.

Regular kind arrangement of pardoning of the country`s citizens and the citizens of foreign countries who have been convicted of crimes, but sincerely repented of the committed crime is being held on the occasion of the "Gadyr gijesi" guided by the principles of humanism and charity, the Turkmen president said speaking on state television.

Some 1095 people, including 9 foreign nationals will be freed from the further serving the basic sentence in accordance with the Turkmen president's corresponding decree, the Turkmen national Altin Asyr TV channel reported.

Berdimuhammedov ordered to release all pardoned people from prison and carry out all necessary measure so that these people will be able to return homes until Oraza Bayram (celebrated to mark the end of fasting during the holy Ramadan) and celebrate the holiday with their families.

The law enforcement officers are charged with taking all the necessary measures regarding the employment of the pardoned citizens.

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