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Mongolia|life|July 5, 2021 / 02:30 PM
Mongolian parliament signs amnesty law

AKIPRESS.COM - Parliament of Mongolia  adopted the Amnesty Law on the occasion of the 2230th anniversary of Foundation of the first Mongolian Statehood and 100th anniversary of People’s Revolution of Mongolia.

The seventh amnesty law of Mongolia will lead to release of around 3.6 percent of all prisoners and replace of 8.9 percent of prison sentences with restrictions to movement, 2-year reduction in 4.5 percent of prison sentences.

Beginning July 6, 157 male prisoners and 3 women prisoners will be released from prison as a result of this law, and another 1,130 prisoner will have their prison sentence change to restrictions to movement, says Minister of Justice Kh.Nyambaatar.

The Mongolian parliament has adopted amnesty laws a total of six times in 1991, 1996, 2000, 2006, 2009 and 2015, Montsame reports.

The one-time amnesty law enters into force on July 6, 2021, and excludes 38 types of crimes and offences, including crime on money laundering, terrorism financing, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, tax avoidance and violent crimes, drug-related crimes, environmental crimes, sexual assaults, crimes against children, and corruption crimes.

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