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NEWS AND EVENTS
December 5, 2005
Resolution of Uzbek Senate on Amnesty
The Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan adopted resolution on amnesty in connection with 13th anniversary of Constitution of Uzbekistan.

The resolution foresees the release of women, convicts who have committed a crime for the first time, those who were under 18 when committing a crime, as well as who have reached the age of 60 to the time when the decree takes effect.

The resolution also releases the citizens of foreign countries, who have no legal basis for residing in Uzbekistan after dismissing.

Those who have committed crimes as a result of carelessness and the first-time convicts who have not committed serious crimes.

The document also stipulates the release of people (except who executed intentional crime under aggravate responsibilities), who have served the greater part of their sentence and have to serve two or less years in prison and the convicts who cannot serve in prison because of their state of health, particularly, first and second grade invalids.

To stop investigative works, not considered by courts, on the crimes executed by people listed in first and second paragraphs of the Resolution, - documents said.

The Resolution reduces the terms of sentence of convicts with intentional crime which caused 10 years of prison - to one-third, and for convicts with intentional crime which caused more than 10 years of prison - to one-quarter.

Amnesty should not be applied to serious criminals, to those who committed crimes against peace and security and to convicts who had been amnestied previously and committed a intentional crime, provided by 4 and 5 parts of 273 enactment of Criminal code of Uzbekistan.

The Resolution will take affect starting with its promulgation and to be implemented during three months.


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