345 Armenian Convicts Pardoned And 56 Have Their Prison Terms Shorte

345 ARMENIAN CONVICTS PARDONED AND 56 HAVE THEIR PRISON TERMS SHORTENED

Armenpress
Sept 14 2006

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS: Some 345 Armenian convicts have
been amnestied and another 56 have had their prison terms shortened
on the occasion of the 15-th Independence Anniversary. The amnesty
motion had been made by president Robert Kocharian and endorsed by
the National Assembly.

Anahit Voskanian, a press secretary of the justice ministry, said the
process of convicts pardoning will continue until September 30. She
said the pardon covers those convicts who were sentenced to various
prison terms before June 1, 2006.

The amnesty covers several categories of male and female convicts,
but does not cover convicts who committed grave crimes.

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