( RIA Novosti ) - Georgia announced a pre-election amnesty for petty criminals, a deputy justice minister said on Wednesday.
The amnesty will affect people charged with committing minor offenses before November 15, 2007.
Demonstrations rocked the center of the capital, Tbilisi, for six days in early November, as protestors demanded the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili. The protests were put down by riot police on November 7.
According to the law, some people who fall under the amnesty will nevertheless have to pay fines.
The Georgian parliament adopted the amnesty law on November 29. On December, 4 it was signed by acting president Nino Burdzanadze.