House of Representatives adopts law on amnesty in two readings at a time

2012 2012-06-27T13:07:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Minister of Internal Affairs, General-Mayor of Police Ihar Shunevich presented the draft bill to the members of the House of Representatives.

According to the Minister's words quoted by BELTA, the amnesty will have no negative consequences as it is used with regard to those who recompensed the damage, repented etc. Shunevich also said that the empty spaces in prisons would not be filled by the new prisoners at once.

On the whole, it is expected that the amnesty will cover about 7 600 people, it is planned to release about 2 thousand of them directly from prisons.

Let us remind you, no political prisoners will be released under the amnesty. Alyaksandr Lukashenka said this several weeks ago.

слухаць Радыё рацыя Міжнародная федэрацыя правоў чалавека Беларуская Інтэрнэт-Бібліятэка КАМУНІКАТ Грамадзкі вэб-архіў ВЫТОКІ Антидискриминационный центр АДЦ 'Мемориал' Беларускі Праўны Партал Межрегиональная правозащитная группа - Воронеж/Черноземье
Московская Хельсинкская группа
Молодежное Правозащитное Движение
amnesty international