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906 prisoners, freed due to Savchenko’s Law, have committed another crimes - Avakov
17:45, 5 October 2016
906 prisoners, freed due to Savchenko’s Law, have committed another crimes - Avakov

Cabinet of Ministers introduced amendments to “Savchenko’s Law”

17:45, 5 October 2016

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Minster of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced that 11% of prisoners, freed due to Savchenko’s Law, have committed another crimes. Arsen Avakov wrote that on his Facebook page.

"Cabinet of Ministers introduced amendments to "Savchenko’s Law". The murders, sex offenders and other criminals, convicted of grave offences from the Criminal Code, shouldn’t have any indulgency," – he announced.

Related: What is Savchenko's law? Questions and answers

Avakov also revealed some statistics: 11% (906 people) out of 8.5 thousand convicts, released under “Savchenko’s Law” have committed another crimes. Among them:

- 27 intentional homicides

- 21 serious bodily injuries

- 12 sexual assaults

- 670 thefts

- 68 robberies with violence

- 43 fraudulent practices

- 23 hooliganisms

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According to the Law #838-VIII on Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine on improvement of the procedure of considering pretrial detention as a detention sentence, or so-called "Savchenko’s law" from 26.11.2015 35.4 thousand people are to be released from custody.

Today, the Cabinet of Ministers approved expulsion of grave offenders from the Savchenko’s Law. It was initiated by the Justice Ministry. Arsen Avakov is also expected to suggest amendments to the law as the Head of the Internal Affairs Ministry.

Apart from that, relevant parliament committee shall consider the amendments today.

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