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Majilis adopted into work bill on amnesty in honor of 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence

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During the plenary meeting the Majilis has adopted into the work the draft Law of Kazakhstan “On amnesty in connection with the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan”.

“In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 61 of the Constitution in the manner of his legislative initiative the Head of State introduced in the Parliament the draft law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On amnesty in connection with the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan”. This year Kazakhstan celebrates the 25th anniversary of its independence. The Constitution of the country proclaims the highest values – life, human rights and freedom. One of the manifestations of the principle of humanism is the adoption of the law, according to which the act of amnesty will be applied”, Chairman of the Committee on Legislation and Judicial-Legal Reform of the Majilis Nurlan Abdirov has announced.

According to him, the bill provides the exemption from criminal punishment mostly socially vulnerable categories of citizens, including minors, pregnant women, women with minor children or disabled children, disabled persons, elderly persons, and persons who have committed minor and petty criminal offenses.

“The bill determines the range of persons to whom the amnesty is applied, as well as people for which amnesty is not applicable. An unserved part of the sentence is replaced by a fine or restriction of liberty, or it is reduced. However, the bill has the amnesties conditions. The bill is supposed to implement the law within six months from the date of its entry into force”, N. Abdirov has said.

We note that the draft resolution has been adopted unanimously.

We remind that President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to hold an amnesty.

The bill initiated by the Head of State to mark the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan provides the exemption from criminal punishment mostly socially vulnerable categories of citizens, minors, pregnant women, women with minor children, the elderly, the disabled, and persons who have committed minor or serious criminal offenses. For other categories of convicted persons with regard to the seriousness of the offense the amnesty would apply to a limited extent both differentially and only on condition of a full recovery of damage caused by them.

At the same time, the bill prohibits the amnesty for perpetrators of the most serious crimes that eliminate the risk of deterioration of the crime situation.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050

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