The Kremlin is not yet ready to comment on the proposal of the Council on human rights under the President about carrying out in Russia the first administrative Amnesty. This was stated press Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, reports “Interfax” on Friday, may 26.
“A clear position on the initiative of the Council on human rights no, because it’s a fairly new initiative”, — said Peskov.
Earlier on Friday it became known that the HRC plans to appeal to Vladimir Putin with a request to conduct an administrative Amnesty to mark the centenary of the October revolution. The pardon, according to the authors ideas, can facilitate the life of millions of citizens, for example, deprived of the rights of drivers, the perpetrators of economic crimes, violators of the immigration regime and the rules of holding rallies.
The head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov handed a note with the concept of the Amnesty to the first Deputy head of presidential administration Sergey Kirienko, and also expressed the Council’s readiness to prepare a draft resolution for inclusion in the state Duma, reports “Kommersant”.
The newspaper cited data from the judicial Department at the Supreme court of Russia according to which in 2016 for administrative offenses were convicted of 6.4 million people, of which 1.1 million were sent under arrest, 3.7 million received fines and 496 thousand devoid of a driver’s license.
In April 2015 it was announced the presidential Amnesty in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war.