The Supreme Council today hosted the first meeting of the working group to develop a draft decree on amnesty. The draft document should be ready by June 1. The Committee on Legislation, Law Enforcement Agencies, and the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens is working on it together with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor's Office, the Investigative Committee and the Supreme Court.
The Head of the working group, Chairman of the relevant committee Galina Antyufeyeva noted that amnesty is an act of mercy and forgiveness.
The Head of the Legislation Committee emphasized that the materials for the draft amnesty document were prepared by all participants in the working group. Therefore, by June 1, the project should be ready. Then it will be considered and adopted by the PMR Supreme Council.
Galina Antyufeeva added that amnesty does not include persons who have committed grave and especially grave crimes.
Since 1993, 11 acts of amnesty have been announced in Pridnestrovie. It extended to a wide list of convicts and those who were sentenced to fines, a suspended sentence or were under investigation. Persons on the basis of health, age, merits to society and the state, pregnant, large families and a number of categories of citizens are included in the amnesty. Persons who have committed grave and especially grave crimes are excluded from the amnesty.
The last amnesty was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the PMR.