THE QUESTION OF DECLARING GENERAL PARDON DISCUSSED AT NA EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
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