NKR Parliament Adopts Decision On Granting Amnesty


19:38, 30 August, 2011

YEREVAN, AUGUST 30, ARMENPRESS: In accordance with Article 86 of
the NKR Constitution, with a decision signed by the Speaker of
NKR Parliament, an NKR National Assembly extraordinary session was
convoked today upon the initiative by the NKR Parliament Speaker and
under the agenda issue “On Granting Amnesty on the 20th Anniversary
of Declaration of the NKR”. NKR NA Speaker Ashot Ghoulyan chaired
the session.

An official from the NKR NA press service reported Armenpress that
the speaker of the NKR parliament stated that 6 amnesties have been
declared in the NKR in the past 20 years and that the amnesties mainly
coincided with some significant state-political events in the country.

Arayik Lazaryan, head of the State-Legal Department of the NKR
President’s Staff, presented the session’s agenda issue. He mentioned
that the draft decision was developed on the basis of practice of the
NKR, the RA and other countries. According to the statistical data
reported by Arayik Lazaryan, over 25% of the persons in prison will be
released; all the persons subject to punishment, which is not related
to imprisonment, will be released from the punishment. The number of
some criminal or judicial cases subject to quashal is over 60-80%.

The Permanent Commission on State-Legal Affairs submitted a positive
opinion on the draft decision. Hovik Jivanyan, deputy chairman of
the Commission, presented the opinion and mentioned that the document
was discussed at the Commission’s extended sitting.

In the result of a vote, the parliament adopted the decision on
granting amnesty. The NKR National Assembly extraordinary session of
4th convocation is over.

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