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Number of convicts in Ukraine decrease by 5 times during 16 years
14:26, 22 March 2017
Number of convicts in Ukraine decrease by 5 times during 16 years

Around 44 thousand people are serving sentence in penitentiary facilities now

14:26, 22 March 2017

Presidential Administration of Ukraine

The number of convicts who serve sentence in Ukraine decreased from 240 to 44 thousand people during 16 years. This was announced by the head of the Department of the Presidential Administration on Amnesty Oleksandr Bulakov during the briefing, reports RBC-Ukraine.

“If there were around 240 thousand people in penitentiary facilities in 2000, today it’s 44 thousand,” he said.

Related: Ukrainian convicted in Russia could serve sentence in Ukraine

The majority of the convicts were convicted for murder, serious bodily harm, burglary and robbery, according to Bulakov.

Earlier it was reported that 28 Russian citizens were convicted for war crimes in Donbas, according to Lutsenko. 20 high-ranking Russian officials are also suspected in military crimes.

Related: 351 men convicted in crimes against Euromaidan protesters, - Prosecutor General’s Office

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