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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of July 15, 1996 No. 27-1

About amnesty in connection with the first anniversary of the new Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan

(as of January 8, 1997)

Due to the first anniversary of the new Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, being guided by the principles of humanity, this Law is issued.

Article 1. Exempt from custodial sanction or from the punishment which is not connected with imprisonment irrespective of the appointed measure of punishment of convicts:

1) participants and disabled people of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, and also persons equated to them;

2) widows of the military personnel who died in case of accomplishment of military and international duty, the women having husbands - disabled veterans and persons equated to them;

3) the women having children aged up to 16 years, handicapped children of I and II groups, and also expectant mothers;

4) men is more senior than 60 years and 55 years are more senior than women;

5) disabled people of I and II groups;

6) the minors which were earlier not containing in educational and labor colonies;

7) the military personnel condemned to the direction in disciplinary battalion.

Article 2. Exempt from custodial sanction of minors to whom operation of article 1 of this Law does not extend, condemned to imprisonment for a period of up to five years inclusive which served at least one third of sentence of punishment.

Article 3. Exempt from punishment of persons to whom operation of article 1 of this Law, for the first time convicts to imprisonment for a period of up to three years inclusive does not extend.

Article 4. Exempt from punishment of persons to whom operation of articles 1 and 3 of this Law, for the first time convicts to imprisonment for a period of up to five years inclusive which served at least one third of sentence of punishment does not extend.

Article 5. Exempt from places of detention of convicts to whom operation of articles 1-4 of this Law, unexpired part of punishment at which constitutes less than six months, does not extend.

Article 6. Exempt from punishment of convicts to whom operation of articles 1-5 of this Law, to imprisonment for a period of up to three years inclusive which served at least one third of sentence of punishment does not extend.

Article 7. Exempt from punishment of convicts to whom operation of articles 1-6 of this Law transferred to colonies settlements for the persons who firmly followed way of correction, served at least a half of sentence of punishment does not extend.

Article 8. Exempt from punishment of persons condemned to the punishment measures which are not connected with imprisonment if this punishment is applied in the form of the basic and is not replaced with imprisonment.

Article 9. Exempt from punishment in the form of the reference and expulsion of convicts to whom this punishment is applied in the form of the main or additional.

Article 10. Exempt from punishment of persons condemned for the crimes committed on imprudence, the served at least a half of sentence of punishment.

Article 11. Exempt from punishment of persons who committed the following crimes provided in the Criminal code of the Kazakh SSR: unauthorized absence (Article 232); unauthorized leaving of part or duty station (Article 233); evasion from military service by mutilation or different way (Article 236).

Article 12. Reduce by half unexpired part of punishment to the minors which are not subject to release based on articles 1 and 2 of this Law, condemned up to five years of imprisonment inclusive.

Article 13. Reduce by half unexpired part of punishment to persons, for the first time the convict to imprisonment for a period of up to five years inclusive who is not subject to release based on articles 1 and 3-5 of this Law.

Article 14. Reduce by one third unexpired part of punishment to the persons, previously convicted to imprisonment no more once which are not falling under operation of articles 1-11 of this Law, who served at least one third of sentence of punishment.

Article 15. Reduce by half unexpired part of punishment to persons who committed crimes on imprudence to whom operation of articles 1 and 10 of this Law does not extend.

Article 16. Stop production all criminal cases and cases which are not considered by courts on the crimes committed before entry into force of this Law by persons listed in articles 1 and 11 of this Law and also concerning persons brought to trial for crimes for which punishment up to three years of imprisonment or the punishment which is not connected with imprisonment and concerning persons listed in the subitem 8) of article 28 of this Law is prescribed.

Article 17. Reduce by one third unexpired part of punishment to minors and women to whom operation of articles 1-15 of this Law which served half of sentence of punishment does not extend.

Article 18. Operation of articles 1-16 of this Law does not extend to convicts and brought to trial for the following crimes provided in the Criminal code of the Kazakh SSR:

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