ArmInfo.The Government of Armenia submitted to the National Assembly a draft decision on the declaration of an amnesty entitled: "On the declaration of an amnesty on criminal cases on the occasion of the 2800th anniversary of the founding of Erebuni-Yerevan and the 100th anniversary of the independence of the First Republic of Armenia". It is planned that the draft of this decision will be discussed at the next regular meeting of the parliament, that is, in early November. Thus, from punishment by amnesty are exempt:
1. Persons sentenced to imprisonment for up to 3 years of imprisonment. 2. Persons who were not subject to a conditional sentence, or who was deferred. 3. People against whom imprisonment has not been applied as a punishment. As a result of the declaration of an amnesty, persons sentenced for up to 6 years of imprisonment are released from punishment. 1.Disabled people of the first or second groups. 2. women who are pregnant at the time the law enters into force. 3. people having 3 or more minor children. 4. Persons with children under the age of three. 5. persons who are over 60 years old. 6 Persons who have committed crimes under the age of 18 years who have not previously been convicted of a deliberate crime, or who have been punished but have no criminal record.
The project also requires the government not to prosecute crimes committed before October 1, 2018 inclusive (with the exception of cases when this crime led to the death of a person) that are in the investigation, preliminary investigation and courts if:
1. Persons may be accused or charged with the commission of such crimes, for which the penalty is a prison imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years 2. persons sentenced to imprisonment for a term up to five years in prison. 3. persons accused or charged with negligent offense, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. 4. Persons accused of or charged with a crime that does not impose a sentence of imprisonment. In accordance with the draft law, the amnesty will also be extended to members of the ''Sasna Tsrer'' group who captured the territory of the Armenian Police PPS Regiment from July 17 to July 31, 2016, as well as people who are in any way associated with the group. In their relation, criminal prosecution may be terminated or they may be released if victims, or physical harm, do not object to this. It will also spread to individuals accused of organizing mass riots on April 24, 2015. This item does not apply to those whose actions led to the immediate death of a person.
In addition, the issue of compensation for material damage caused by a crime may be resolved in accordance with the procedure established by the Civil Procedure Code. It should be noted that this article concerns persons and members of the Sasna Tsrer group who are in the case of the preparation of the riots on April 24.
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