Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 3
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The Amnesty Act, announced regarding the 21st anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Uzbekistan, applies to about 69.500 persons, the press-service of the Uzbek Prosecutor General reported.
The report noted that 43,082 people are exempted from criminal liability and punishment, including 3,237 people released from prisons and remands.
The Amnesty Act in connection with the 21st anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution was adopted by the upper house of the Uzbek parliament - the Senate of Oliy Majlis on December 12, 2013.
In accordance with the decree of the Senate, an amnesty was applied with respect to persons whose crimes are not dangerous to society.
In particular, the amnesty act provided release of sentenced women, as well as individuals who were under 18 years of age when committing a crime, men who have reached 60 years of age, and citizens of foreign states.
The amnesty also applies to the people who were convicted once for involvement in the activities of banned organizations, however, not committing serious crimes and firmly set foot on the path to correction.
The decree was subjected to implementation within three months.
Edited by CN