of July 24, 1996 No. 972-XIII
About amnesty in connection with the fifth anniversary of declaration of independence of the Republic of Moldova
Due to the fifth anniversary of declaration of independence 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 law.
Art. 1. - Exempt from custodial sanction irrespective of the appointed term, and also from the punishment which is not connected with imprisonment, convicts:
a) being involved in fighting in World War II and in fighting on protection of territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova;
b) the former soldiers internationalists who were involved in fighting in Afghanistan and 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) awarded with awards and medals of the former USSR and the Republic of Moldova;
- the having children up to 18 years or one of parents who is the disabled person of I or II groups;
- pregnant women;
- 55 years are more senior;
- disabled people I, II and III groups;
- wives of disabled people of I and II groups, and also widows of the dead in fighting in World War II and in fighting on protection of territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova, the former soldiers internationalists who were involved in fighting in Afghanistan and in the territory of other countries, participants of recovery from the accident on the Chernobyl NPP, persons, being the victims of political repressions, and persons who died in case of execution of debt on protection of public order and protection of other interests of the state;
- at which the remaining balance of term of punishment constitutes less than one year;
- 60 years are more senior;
- disabled people of I and II groups;
- at which the remaining balance of term of punishment constitutes less than one year.
Art. 2. - Exempt from custodial sanction for a period of up to 6 years inclusive, and also from the punishment which is not connected with imprisonment, persons which were earlier not containing in penal institutions.
a) the convict to imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years inclusive, and also to the punishment which is not connected with imprisonment - on one third;
b) the convict to imprisonment for the term of over 10 years, - on one quarter.
Art. 4. - 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. On other unconsidered cases, and also on cases on which sentences did not take legal effect after assignment of punishment the degree of jurisdiction exempts from punishment or reduces punishment according to articles 2 and 3 of this law.
Art. 5. - Provisions of this law do not extend to persons:
a) recognized as especially dangerous recidivists;
b) convicts to life imprisonment and that which capital punishment was replaced with imprisonment according to the procedure of pardon;
c) the crimes which made or condemned for making provided by Articles 63 (act of terrorism), 64 (act of terrorism against the representative of foreign state), 65 (diversion), 66 (wrecking), 67 (appeals to violent overthrow or change of the political system or violent violation of territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova), 67/1 (appeals to making of crimes against the state), 74 (gangsterism), 74/1 (actions, disorganizing work of correctional institutions), 74/2 (the organization or management of activities of criminal society and membership in it), parts two, third, fourth and fifth Article 75 (smuggling), Article 88 (premeditated murder in case of aggravating circumstances), Article 89 (premeditated murder), parts two and third Article 95 (intentional heavy bodily harm), parts four and the fifth Article 102 (rape), Article 112/2 (abuses of parents and other persons in case of adoption and illegal transfer of children), Article 112/3 (illegal evacuation of children from the Republic of Moldova), Article 113 part two (stealing or substitutions of foreign child), Article 116/1 (taking of hostages), Article 119 part four (the plunder of property of the owner committed by theft), parts three and the fourth Article 120 (the plunder of property of the owner committed by robbery), Article 121 (robbery for the purpose of plunder of property of the owner), Article 122 part three (the plunder of property of the owner committed by fraud), Article 123 part three (plunder of property of the owner by assignment, wastes or abuses of official position), Article 123/1 (plunder of property of the owner in especially large sizes), Article 125 (racketing of property of the owner), Article 127 (intentional extermination or damage of property of the owner), Article 164'4 part two (concealment of means in foreign currency), parts four and the sixth Article 177 (the violation of safety rules and operation of vehicles by persons managing vehicles committed in state of intoxication), Article 182 (stealing of vehicles), Article 204/1 (resistance to the police officer), Article 206/1 (infringement of the police officer's life), parts three and the fourth Article 214 (arbitrariness), Article 218 part three (hooliganism), Article 225/1 (illegal manufacture, acquisition, storage, transportation and transfer with sales objective or illegal sale of drugs), parts two and third Article 225/2 (plunder of drugs), Article 225/3 (the organization or content of brothels for consumption of drugs), Article 225/4 part two (inducement to consumption of drugs), Article 225/5 part two (illegal manufacture, acquisition, storage, transportation or transfer of drugs without sales objective), parts two and third Article 227/1 (plunder of firearms, ammunition or explosives), Item 3) Article 241 (resistance to the chief or coercion it to violation of service duties) the Criminal code;
d) the officials who made or condemned for making of the crimes provided by Articles 184 (authority misuse or official position), 185 (exceeding of the power or office powers), 187 (taking of a bribe), 187/1 (mediation in bribery), 188 (bribery), Article 189 part two (office forgery), article 261 (authority misuse, exceeding or administrative dereliction) of the Criminal code;
f) earlier exempted from punishment under amnesty, according to the procedure of pardon, and also earlier exempted from the places of detention before complete departure of the penalty imposed by degree of jurisdiction of term in conditional and early procedure or on other bases which are conditionally condemned with delay of execution of sentence and conditionally condemned to imprisonment with obligatory labor involvement and again committed intentional crime;
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