Georgian Parliament attempts to overcome presidential veto on amnesty law
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 28 / Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /
The parliamentary majority in Georgia will try to overcome a presidential veto imposed on the amnesty law. This requires 89 votes.
The document according to which 3000 prisoners will be released and some 15,000 prisoners' sentence term will be reduced two-fold, was again returned to parliament after imposing the veto.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili used the president's right to veto for the first time. He finds it unacceptable to release the individuals convicted for espionage who are on the list of political prisoners and those serving sentences for heinous crimes, including paedophiles.