The Question Of Declaring General Pardon Discussed At NA Extraordina

06.07.2006 16:27

An extraordinary session started today at the National Assembly. Among
other issues is RA President’s suggestion on adopting a bill on
"Declaring amnesty." To remind, the last general pardon was declared
in 2001, on the occasion of the 1700th anniversary of adopting
Christianity. The project to be presented to NA discussion envisages
declaration of amnesty on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of
declaration of independence of the Republic of Armenia.

RA Minister of Justice David Harutyunyan told the journalists that
in case of adoption of the draft, 300 prisoners will be released,
detention periods of a number of periods will be reduced.

According to the President, the general pardon will not apply the
prisoners, who committed particularly heavy crimes.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS