YEREVAN, October 3. / ARKA /. By a vote of 102 Armenia’ parliament has endorsed today president Serzh Sargsyan’s proposal to grant amnesty in connection with the 22nd anniversary of Armenia’s independence. No lawmaker voted against or abstained from voting.
The amnesty applies to persons who committed crimes before September 1, 2013. Persons convicted for a maximum period of three years, persons given probation sentences or persons whose jail term was postponed will be freed from serving their terms.
The amnesty also applies to persons convicted for a term of up to 3 years, who were awarded first degree disability, persons older than 60 years, those aged under 18, those who have no other criminal record, pregnant women and women with children under the age of 3 years, WWII veterans and veterans of the Karabakh war. The amnesty applies also to some other categories of criminals.
It will not apply to persons who willfully violated the prison regime, who committed a second offense in a penitentiary institution, who are on the wanted list. Armenia has declared a total of nine amnesties over the last 22 years. .-0-