Poroshenko approves abolition of Savchenko Law

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law comes into force from the day following the day of its publication
18:35, 17 June 2017

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President Petro Poroshenko signed the law On Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine on the Rules of the Addition of Penalties and the Term of Preliminary Detention. This was reported by the presidential press service.

The law amends Part 5 of Article 72 of the rules of calculating imprisonment terms and taking into account the pretrial detention terms of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. According to the rules, the pretrial detention term was added to the penalty on a 'day for a day' basis or using the rules foreseen in Part 1 of this Article. Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on May 18, than it actually canceled the scandalous Savchenko Law.

According to the Law of Savchenko, the court must release the convict from serving the sentence if the term of being in detention facility is equal to or exceeds the principal punishment actually imposed to him.

According to the press service of the president, the adoption of this law is aimed at improving the state of ensuring and protecting the rights and freedoms citizen, property, public order and public safety from criminal encroachments.

The law comes into force from the day following the day of its publication.

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