Macedonia’s Government Prepares New Amnesty Law

Source: META
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Macedonia’s Parliament reviewed and adopted a new Amnesty Law draft on Tuesday. The draft will be available made available to other interested parties and the general public via the National Electronic Registry of Regulations (ENER).

Macedonian Justice Minister Bilel Saljii explained after the vote that the new amnesty law will not apply to individuals serving life sentences, nor to felons convicted of murder, sexual crimes, criminal acts related to elections and voting, crimes against humanity, and other extreme criminal acts.

The law is, however, expected to alleviate extreme overcrowding in Macedonian prisons and conditions that Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zaev called “inhumane” [en] last week, after a visit to one of the prison’s near the capital of Skopje.




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Danica Radisic

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