The HRC invited Putin to hold Russia’s first administrative Amnesty

Vladimir Putin

The presidential Council on human rights (HRC) has proposed that Russia’s administrative Amnesty, timed to the centenary of the October revolution. On Friday, may 26, writes “Kommersant”.

According to the authors ideas, a pardon can ease the lives of millions of citizens: the drivers deprived of the rights of Russians, committed economic crimes, violators of the immigration regime and the rules of holding rallies.

“Our Code of administrative offences provides for a possibility of exemption from punishment in connection with Amnesty, but such amnesties in our history yet was not” — said the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov, calling the initiative “groundbreaking.”

He said that already passed the concept note of its implementation of first Deputy head of presidential administration Sergey Kiriyenko. According to him, the Council is ready to prepare a draft resolution for submission to the state Duma.

According to judicial Department at the Supreme court of the Russian Federation, in 2016, for administrative offenses were convicted of 6.4 million people, of which 1.1 million were sent under arrest (up to a maximum of 15 days), 3.7 million received fines and 496 thousand was deprived of the license, the newspaper said.

In mid-March, the Communist party took the initiative to hold in 2017 Amnesty for the perpetrators of minor crimes back to back with the centennial anniversaries of the two Russian revolutions of February and October.

In April 2015 was announced the presidential Amnesty in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. Under it, in particular, were citizens, for the first time convicted for intentional crimes of small and average gravity and with merits to the country.