New Criminal Code is worked out in Belarus

2009 2009-04-15T18:08:15+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

At the press-conference on 15 April the chairman of the national security committee of the Chamber of Representative Viktar Huminski stated that ‘new criminal code is being worked out’.

According to him, the Office of the Prosecutor General is drafting the new Criminal Code that can radically change the approach to punishment.

‘It is evident that the persons who committed economical crimes unintentionally, who are not socially dangerous, must not be kept in jail at the expense of tax payers’, said Viktar Huminski.

The MP thinks that instead they should compensate the economical harm by paying fines.

V.Huminski also said that 47% prisoners are kept in jail for economical crimes. ‘If we distract 20% from this number, our country will have a better rating concerning the number of prisoners,’ he emphasized.