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Taliban declare amnesty for Afghan government officials

Taliban declare amnesty for Afghan government officials

The Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) has declared a general amnesty for former Afghan government officials, the Agence France-Presse reported on Tuesday, citing a statement by the Taliban.  "A general amnesty has been …

Over 3,800 Iranian prisoners granted pardon

Over 3,800 Iranian prisoners granted pardon

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei granted amnesty to 3,840 Iranian inmates on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution. Ayatollah Khamenei agreed on Monday to pardon or …

Group of convicts pardoned in Azerbaijan

Group of convicts pardoned in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree pardoning 176 prisoners aged over 65. The Decree says the decision on pardon was made after considering appeals of convicts over the age of 65 who are in need …

Georgian President to pardon inmates on Orthodox Christmas

Georgian President to pardon inmates on Orthodox Christmas

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili will issue a pardon decree on Orthodox Christmas on January 7 after a several-month moratorium on acts of amnesty. Zurabishvili earlier declared a moratorium on pardoning prisoners …

 Khamenei pardons more than 1000 convicts

Khamenei pardons more than 1000 convicts

  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 1,070 Iranian convicts on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadir. Ayatollah Khamenei …

Pashinyan pardons every third prisoner

Pashinyan pardons every third prisoner

Armenia's parliament unanimously adopted the Pashinyan government's bill on amnesty in the first reading today. The republic's acting Justice Minister Artak Zeynalyan said the amnesty to be declared in …

Georgian President pardons 83 convicts

Georgian President pardons 83 convicts

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has pardoned 83 convicts today, the Chairperson of the Pardon Commission Zviad Koridze said at a press conference. According to him, 40 prisoners …

 What spring of 2018 brings to Russians?

What spring of 2018 brings to Russians?

In early spring, the Russian people will face a number of legislative changes. Today, on March 1, Russia will start the second stage of capital amnesty it will last a year - until late February 2019. The first stage of the amnesty was …

Iran’s Khamenei pardons, commutes over 1000 prisoners

Iran’s Khamenei pardons, commutes over 1000 prisoners

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared an amnesty on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) and Eid al-Ghadeer - two religious holidays in the country, Iran reports. Khamenei agreed to pardon …

Georgian President pardons 170 prisoners

Georgian President pardons 170 prisoners

Georgia’s President Giorgi  Margvelashvili has pardoned 170 inmates, head of the Pardon Commission Zviad Koridze said. "120 out of the pardoned will be released today, while the …

Nearly 1200 prisoners released under amnesty law in Kazakhstan

Nearly 1200 prisoners released under amnesty law in Kazakhstan

Nearly 1,200 prisoners have been released in Kazakhstan under an amnesty program for the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence, the Penitentiary System Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said. "Some 1,200 …

Number of executions in Iran declines by 42%

Number of executions in Iran declines by 42%

The number of executions carried out in Iran in 2016, dropped by 42% in comparison to the previous year, Amnesty International said. It dropped in 2016 from at least 977 to at least 567. The report, published on Amnesty …

Azerbaijani prisoners pardoned by Ilham Aliyev freed

Azerbaijani prisoners pardoned by Ilham Aliyev freed

In Azerbaijan, 45 prisoners pardoned by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have been freed from serving the remainder of their prison sentences in the Garadagh district of Baku, including 14 women.  …

Ali Khamenei pardons prisoners on eve of Norouz

Ali Khamenei pardons prisoners on eve of Norouz

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardoned and commuted jail terms of a large number of eligible inmates on the eve of Norouz holidays.  The decree was issued at the request of …

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons hundreds of inmates

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons hundreds of inmates

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, pardoned or commuted prison terms of 631 convicts on the occasion of the upcoming anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. …

Thousands of convicts pardoned in Uzbekistan

Thousands of convicts pardoned in Uzbekistan

As many as 39,748 people have been pardoned in Uzbekistan within the execution of the decision on amnesty by the Senate of the Uzbek Parliament, the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said. It was previously reported that the …

30% tax amnesty declared in Azerbaijan

30% tax amnesty declared in Azerbaijan

The Parliamentary Committee on Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship & Industry has received the Bill on Tax Amnesty. A Milli Majlis source says that the Bill was developed on the initiative of the head of state. "The tax …