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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of July 29, 1999 No. 561-XIV

About amnesty in connection with the fifth anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova

(Law RM as amended of 18.11.99)

Due to the fifth anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova, being guided by the principles of humanity and according to Item p) article 66 of the Constitution

The Parliament adopts this organic law.

Art. 1. - Exempt from custodial sanction irrespective of the appointed punishment term, and also from the punishment which is not connected with imprisonment, the condemned following categories:

a) participants of World War II and fighting on protection of independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova;

b) the former soldiers internationalists who were involved in fighting in Afghanistan or in the territory of other countries, participants of recovery from the accident on the Chernobyl NPP, persons from among the victims of political repressions;

c) persons awarded with awards and medals of the Republic of Moldova and other awards equated to them;

d) the persons who committed crime aged up to 18 years and earlier not containing in educational and labor colonies;

e) disabled people I, II and III groups;

f) persons at whom the unexpired term of punishment does not exceed one year;

g) 60 years are more senior than men;

h) women:

- 55 years are more senior;

- the having children aged up to 18 years or the spouse - the disabled person of I or II groups;

- pregnant women;

- widows of the dead in World War II or in fighting on protection of independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova, the former soldiers internationalists who were involved in fighting in Afghanistan or in the territory of other countries, participants of recovery from the accident on the Chernobyl NPP, the victims of political repressions, persons who died in case of fulfillment of duties on protection of public order and protection of other interests of the state.

Art. 2. - Exempt from custodial sanction and from the punishment which is not connected with imprisonment, persons condemned for a period of up to 5 years inclusive at whom the previous criminal records are extinguished on the date of entry into force of this law.

Art. 3. - Exempt from custodial sanction of convicts for a period of up to 7 years inclusive who on the date of entry into force of this law served at least a half of the appointed punishment sentence.

Art. 4. - Exempt from punishment of persons who committed crimes on imprudence and convicts to imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years inclusive.

Art. 5. - Exempt from punishment of convicts irrespective of type of the committed crime and the appointed punishment term at which the unexpired term of punishment at the time of entry into force of this law does not exceed one year.

Art. 6. - Reduce the unexpired term of punishment:

a) to persons who committed crimes on imprudence and convicts to imprisonment for the term of over 10 years - half;

b) to persons condemned to imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years inclusive - on third.

Art. 7. - Stop production all investigative cases and cases which are not considered by degrees of jurisdiction before entry into force of this law on the crimes committed by persons listed in articles 1 and 2 of this law. On other unconsidered cases, and also on cases on which sentences did not take legal effect the degree of jurisdiction after assignment of punishment exempts from punishment according to articles 1 and 2 of this law.

Art. 8. - (1) Provisions of this law do not extend to persons:

a) recognized as especially dangerous recidivists;

b) convicts to life imprisonment or that which capital punishment according to the procedure of pardon was replaced with imprisonment;

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