Georgia's Parliament overcomes presidential veto on amnesty law
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 28 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
The Parliament of Georgia has overcome the veto that President Mikheil Saakashvili imposed on the amnesty law. 91 MPs voted to overcome a veto, and 21 against it.
Earlier, the parliament rejected the president's amendments, which included the revision of those items of the law that concern political prisoners and cancellation of prison term reduction for murderers, rapists and other prisoners who have committed serious crimes.
After overcoming the veto, 200 persons who are recognized by the Parliament as 'political prisoners' are to leave prison during the week. Those prisoners that come within the release under an amnesty, will be able to leave the jail during the two months after the statutory procedures.
In total, about 3 thousand people will leave jails.