RK Parliament adopted law on amnesty for convicted persons

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Senators adopted the Law "On Amnesty in Connection with the Thirtieth Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan", reports with reference to the press service of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

According to the law, under some articles of the Criminal Code, the unserved part of the sentence will be reduced to convicts, or they will be removed from the probation register, and the proceedings on minor criminal cases will be terminated.

“Today we adopted the Law “On Amnesty in Connection with the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, prepared at the instruction of the Head of State. Amnesty is an act of humanism, a manifestation of the state's goodwill towards citizens who have violated the law. The amnesty will be applied differentially to veterans, minors, elderly citizens, disabled people of I, II categories and other persons who do not pose a serious threat to the safety of citizens and the state,” Maulen Ashimbayev said.

Convicts who have committed terrorist and extremist crimes will not be able to count on amnesty.

Thus, according to preliminary data, the amnesty will cover more than 14 thousand convicts, of which only about one thousand people will be released.

Now the law will be sent to the President for signature and the amnesty will be applied within 6 months from the date of its entry into force. In addition, the law stipulates that the government and akimats will provide social assistance to the amnestied, including employment and treatment.

Note that this will be the ninth amnesty in the history of Kazakhstan's Independence.
12:05,2 December 2021

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