MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) - The House of Representatives supported the decree on additional measures to combat corruption at a session on 23 May, took note, BelTA has learned.
The document has been issued to increase the liability for corruption crimes, Prosecutor General Aleksandr Konyuk said when presenting the document in the lower house of Parliament. “Combating corruption at all levels must be resolute and uncompromising,” he said.
In accordance with the decree, individuals convicted of corruption offences shall not be eligible for release on parole and commutation to a more lenient sentence. The Prosecutor General's Office believes that this approach, along with other tough measures to combat corruption, will become an additional deterrent to such crime.
According to the General Prosecutor's Office, about 2,000 corruption-related crimes are registered in Belarus every year, about 1,000 officials are brought to account.More about Society