Over 820 convicted for murder have been released as a result of “Savchenko Law”

821 convicts serving sentence for deliberate manslaughter have been released from the penitentiary institutions based on the law “On improving the procedure of the court including the pretrial detention term in the prison sentence”, more often referred to as “Savchenko Law”.

Ekaterina Denisiuk , the Head of the Department of Media Relations of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine, has informed thereof.

Denisiuk informed: “ As of April 8, the provisions of the law have been applied with respect to 38074 persons. From amongst those who are subject to the provisions of the law, 5847 persons have been released ”.

The Press Secretary specified that amongst the persons that have been released, 1310 had been convicted for theft, 1107 – for robbery, 843 – for looting, 821 – for deliberate manslaughter, 420 – for inflicting deliberate grievous bodily injury, 10 – for crimes against the basics of national security, 5 – for military crimes, 640 – for drug offenses.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law “On improving the procedure of the court including the pretrial detention term in the prison sentence”, more often referred to as “Savchenko Law”, on November 26, 2015.

It includes the provision that one day of the pretrial detention term amounts to two days of prison sentence.

 

Source: Association of Ukrainian Monitors of Human Rights Observance in Law Enforcement

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