Parliamentary Committee to Ask President to Grant Amnesty

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The parliamentary committee on state and legal issues intends to request the President Kocharian to grant amnesty in connection with 1700th anniversary of Christianity adoption by Armenia’s and entering the 21st century. Committee chairman Victor Dalakian said that a relevant document was being prepared–which includes the list of all convicts who are thought to be subject to pardon. Under the Armenian constitution the president has the right to grant amnesty with the accord of the parliament. According to Dallakian–the amnesty may cover 2000 or more prisoners out of the overall 6,500.


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