Friday, 14, June, 2024

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Pardoning a group of persons serving a sentence who sincerely repented of their deeds and firmly embarked on the path of correction" on the eve of the national holiday Navruz Decree, with various pardon measures applied in relation 140 citizens on the occasion of the Navruz Holiday.

Of those pardoned, 4 persons were unconditionally released, 69 persons were released on parole, the sentences of 8 persons were replaced by milder ones. While, the sentences of 59 persons were cut.

Among those people 12 are foreign nationals, 9 men aged over 60, 13 woman, 14 persons who joined the banned organizations.

The relevant ministries and departments have been instructed to help those released for social adaptation, get jobs and find a worthy place in society.

The pardon tradition on the occasion of various public holidays dates back to the Soviet times. However, pardoning leads to the corruption within the penitentiary system, with many convicts trying to evade imprisonment by bribing officials in return of being included in pardon lists. This in turn results in well-off people not getting intimated from committing crimes due to the existence of pardon-life buoy. 

 

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