Nearly 40,000 convicts pardoned in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 23
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
As many as 39,748 people have been pardoned in Uzbekistan within the execution of the decision on amnesty by the Senate (upper house) of the Uzbek Parliament, the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a message.
It was previously reported that the upper house of the Uzbek Parliament approved a resolution “On amnesty due to 24th anniversary of adoption of Uzbek Constitution” at the plenary session Oct.12, 2016.
In order to ensure transparency of the execution of the amnesty act in Uzbekistan, special commissions were set up, which included employees of the government bodies in the sphere of labor, social protection, health care and public organizations, alongside with law enforcement officials.
In Uzbekistan, the right to make a decision on granting amnesty was handed over to the country’s Senate since the bicameral parliament of the republic started operating in January 2005.
Previously, deciding on amnesty was the exclusive prerogative of the Uzbek president. The Senate of Uzbekistan approved a resolution on amnesty for the first time in 2005 in connection with the 13th anniversary of the adoption of the country’s constitution.