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DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN

of September 30, 1996 No. PP-1912

About amnesty

Being guided by the principles of humanity, and in connection with the celebration of the fifth anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan I decide:

1. Exempt from punishment of convicts:

a) women;

b) disabled people of I and II groups;

c) TB patients of active form (first group of dispensary accounting), malignant oncological diseases II, III, IV groups;

d) minors and persons who committed crime aged up to 18 years;

e) the participants of the Great Patriotic War, persons who were involved in fighting on protection of interests of the Homeland and fulfilling international duty, persons awarded with awards and medals of the USSR for dedicated work in the period of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, and also persons awarded with awards and medals of the USSR and Turkmenistan for valorous work;

e) 60 years are more senior than men.

2. Exempt from punishment:

a) the persons who committed crime on imprudence, condemned for a period of up to 10 years of imprisonment inclusive;

b) persons condemned for intentional crimes for a period of up to 5 years of imprisonment inclusive.

3. Exempt from punishment of convicts irrespective of type of crime and the appointed punishment term at remaining period on the date of the introduction of this Decree in which force constitutes no more than 1 year, except persons specified in the Items "in", "g" and "d" of article 9 of this Decree.

4. Exempt from punishment conditionally the convicts condemned to imprisonment with delay of execution of sentence, conditionally condemned to imprisonment with obligatory labor involvement conditionally exempted from places of detention with obligatory labor involvement, and also convicts to other punishments which are not connected with imprisonment.

5. Exempt from punishment of the military personnel condemned to the direction in disciplinary battalion.

6. Stop production all investigative cases and cases which are not considered by courts on the crimes committed to the introduction of this Decree in force concerning the persons listed in Articles 1, of 2, 4 and 5 and who are not falling under operation of articles 8-9 of this Decree.

7. Reduce the unexpired term of punishment:

a) to the persons who committed crime on imprudence, condemned for the term of over 10 years of imprisonment and not falling under operation of articles 1 and 3 of this Decree - half;

b) to the persons condemned for intentional crimes to imprisonment for the term of over 5 years and up to 10 years inclusive and who are not falling under operation of articles 1 and 3 of this Decree - half;

c) to the persons condemned for intentional crimes to imprisonment for the term of over 10 years and who are not falling under operation of articles 1 and 3 of this Decree - on one third.

8. Not extend operation of article 1 of this Decree to convicts:

a) for especially dangerous high treasons provided by Articles 62-71, and also the crimes provided by Articles 75 (gangsterism), 76 (actions, disorganizing work of correctional institutions), 92 (robbery for the purpose of plunder of state-owned property or property. the non-state company, organization, the organization), 95 (the plunder of state-owned property or property of the non-state company, organization, organization in especially large sizes committed by robbery, robbery and fraud), Article part three, 98 (racketing of state-owned property or property of the non-state company, organization, organization in case of aggravating circumstances), Articles 106 (premeditated murder in case of aggravating circumstances), 107 (premeditated murder), 110 (murder of the newborn child by mother), Article 113 part two (intentional heavy bodily harm in case of aggravating circumstances), Articles 122 (rape), 126 (sodomy), 157 (robbery), parts two and third Article 159 (racketing in case of aggravating circumstances), Article 220 (infringement of life of the employee of militia or the national combatant), parts two and third Article 243 (stealing of vehicles in case of aggravating circumstances), Article 257 part four (illegal manufacture of drugs with sales objective in case of aggravating circumstances), Articles 257-2 (plunder of drugs) and 260 (content of brothels and procurement) the Criminal code of Turkmenistan;

b) earlier exempted from places of detention before complete departure of the penalty imposed by court of term under amnesty or according to the procedure of pardon and again committed intentional crime;

c) recognized as especially dangerous recidivists.

9. Not extend operation of articles 2, 4-7 these Decrees to convicts:

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