On December 7, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Decree “On pardoning a group of persons serving sentences who sincerely repented of their deeds and firmly embarked on the path of correction” to mark the 30th anniversary of the Constitution. In accordance with the document, 402 persons who had unknowingly committed a crime, but sincerely repented of their deeds and turned to the path of improvement, were pardoned, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reported to CentralAsia.news.
As was reported, out of 402 pardoned, 128 persons are fully exempt from execution, 201 persons are released from prison on parole and 15 persons received a milder punishment; in a word, 223 persons are released from prison, and 121 persons are removed from the records of the probation authorities. The prison sentence imposed on 15 persons was reduced.
In accordance with the Decree, the ministries and departments would help the pardoned return to their families and relatives, reintegrate them into society, involve them in useful activities and healthy lifestyles and assist in taking a decent place in public life.