Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 30 /Trend K.Konirova/
Fate of 1,500 people remains unknown in Kazhakhstan, the press office of the Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan said.
"The fate of 1,500 citizens remains unknown. Many of them are wanted for a long time and could become victims of a crime. In this connection, the General Attorney amended several articles of the Criminal Procedure Code requiring compulsory criminal case in the event of failure to identify the location of missing person," the Prosecutor General's Office said in its press release.
The innovations are based on the presidential law on introducing amendments and supplements to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on improvement of law enforcement and further humanization of criminal legislation signed November 9, 2011.
"According to the changes in the law, one of the grounds for compulsory criminal case is the failure to identify the location of missing persons. It allows to prosecute all the cases of missing persons whose whereabouts are not installed during the first two months," the message noted.
The need for procedural change was prompted by the inefficiency of the existing order of tracing missing persons. In practice, the criminal proceedings are instituted only if there is a clear evidence of their criminal disappearing. At this shelter there are cases of grave and especially grave crimes.