The Federal penitentiary service reported that in Russia, was released five life convicts

Larisa Meets

/ AiF

Moscow, 27 APR – AIF-Moscow.

Five people in Russia were released from a life sentence during its existence in the country of this penalty, reports TASS with reference to the head of Department of execution of sentences and special registration by the Russian Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) Igor Vedenjapina.

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In an interview he said that previously these prisoners were sentenced to death, but then “pardon” was replaced by life imprisonment. The grounds for their release were the revisions of sentences in the framework of the humanization of criminal penalties.

“These individuals in the revision of sentences in accordance with the modern criminal law and development of criminal charges under the Criminal code of the RSFSR, has received a certain period of imprisonment and he was released in connection with serving their term of punishment,” said Vedenyapin. Other details about the liberation he had not.

Also, according to him, life prisoners “theoretically” can go free for health reasons. We are talking about diagnoses included in the list of diseases preventing the execution of punishment. Such prisoners should be medically examined and a final decision concerning the release is taken by the court.

The death penalty was abolished in Russia in 1997 after the country’s accession to the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Now to life imprisonment in the country sentenced 2010.

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