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Georgian president pardons 168 prisoners

Georgia Materials 28 August 2012 14:59
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili pardoned 168 prisoners on the Day of the Assumption of the Virgin, Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance Khatuna Kalmakhelidze said at a briefing today.
Georgian president pardons 168 prisoners

Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 28 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili pardoned 168 prisoners on the Day of the Assumption of the Virgin, Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance Khatuna Kalmakhelidze said at a briefing today.

She said that all 168 prisoners will leave prison today. Among those pardoned are a few women, but no minors.

"None of those pardoned committed a heinous crime," the minister said.

The Pardon Commission under the President recommended pardoning 131 prisoners.

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