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06.12.2011 - Senate passes amnesty resolution

The Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution on 5 December on the amnesty in connection with the 19th anniversary of Constitution of the country.

The resolution was passed based on the proposal of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

(1) In accordance with the document, the following categories of the convicted will be amnestied (exceptions apply):

(2) The amnesty also applies to persons who had committed crime due to carelessness, as well as those convicted for the first time for the crimes that do not pose large threat or less severe crimes.

(3) The first and second group disabled (except those who committed intentional murder with aggravating circumstances), persons who had been acknowledged (not more than one year prior to this resolution) to be having severe diseases disallowing serving the sentence, and (4) persons (except those who committed intentional murder with aggravating circumstances) whose remaining sentence terms do not exceed two years will also be exempted from punishment.

(5) The persons who had been convicted for the first time for participation in the banned organizations, committing crimes against peace and security or public security as their members, but who have stepped on the path of improvement, will be amnestied, too.

(6) The resolution states that the persons whose remaining sentence term is less than three years will be transferred to the colony-settlements.

All cases on crimes committed by persons listed in clauses (1) and (2) above will be stopped.

The resolution on amnesty does not apply to persons who had been convicted for long-term or life imprisonment terms; those who had been acknowledged as especially dangerous recidivists; those who had committed crime as part of criminal group; those who systematically violate the sentence serving order; as well as those whose death penalty was changed as pardon to the imprisonment.

The clause (1) does not apply to persons who had committed especially gross crimes.

The clauses (1) to (4), (6) and (7) do not apply to persons who had been convicted for participation in the banned organizations, committing crimes against peace and security or public security as their members.

The clauses (4) to (6) do not apply to persons who had been amnestied previously but had committed intentional crimes again.

The Senate entrusted corresponding committees and commissions to ensure direct participation of the deputies in the implementation of the public control and openness of the amnesty procedures.

The resolution enters into force on the date of publication and should be implemented within three months.

UzA

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