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11 January 2024, 11:05

Lukashenko convenes meeting to discuss amnesty for 80th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation

MINSK, 11 January (BelTA) - Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has convened a meeting to discuss certain issues regarding the improvement of criminal legislation in Minsk on 11 January, BelTA has learned. 

A number of topical legal issues were brought up for discussion at the level of the head of state. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, these issues were raised, among other things, in citizens' appeals to the president. Proposal to announce the amnesty was one of these important issues. "This year we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders," the head of state said. “If we make such a decision, then, taking into account the importance of the date, the amnesty should be different. We will need to take a closer look at women and children, women with children and other categories of convicts. We need to approach the issue of amnesty in an unconventional way." 

The president asked Interior Minister Ivan Kubrakov how he sees this process.

"It is clear that the bill will also be discussed and analyzed from all sides in the parliament," Aleksandr Lukashenko continued. “Moreover, the new members will come to the Parliament. People with a fresh look and ideas. We also need to take into account the criminal situation in society. Please, pay attention to the shortcomings of previous amnesties so as not to repeat them."

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