The legislative initiative of the president of Moldova Vladimir Voronina about amnesty is presented Parliament.
According to the president, necessity of working out of the document is caused by performance of problems and obligations on protection of human rights and its basic freedom, introduction of recommendations of the European committee on the prevention of tortures and the reference brutal or humiliating advantage or punishments, on reduction of overpopulation of prisons.
Declaration as the decree of the president of Republic Moldova N 1451 from December, 26th, 2007, 2008 Year of youth became one more argument in favour of the amnesty announcement. It obliges to provide the given category of citizens with certain advantages and privileges, including in a context of execution of the criminal punishment assuming imprisonment. Thereupon by consideration of structure of a crime and categories of persons in which relation amnesty will be applied, that fact will be considered also, that 2008 is declared by Year of youth.
As of April, 1st of this year. In пенитенциарных establishments 686 prisoners aged to 21 years contained. From them 101 - the minor, and 585 - at the age of 18-21 years.
Amnesty will be applied to the given categories of persons taking into account weight of the crimes made by them and behaviour in imprisonment places. So, the persons who have made lungs and less grave crimes (168 persons, including 8 women) are offered are released from punishment execution.
To the persons who have made heavy and very grave crimes (518 persons), and also persons who have been amnestied or pardoned earlier, but have again committed deliberate crimes, it is offered to reduce a part of punishment which they had not time to leave at date of the introduction of the law into force. Similar norms will be applied and concerning the concluded women 21 years are more senior, bringing up children is elderly till 8 years and not deprived parental rights.
Other aspect of application of amnesty, according to the legislative initiative, clearing of the person of the criminal liability or criminal punishment from a stage of carrying out of criminal trial is.
The president has demanded from parliament to consider the bill quickly during present session of parliament.