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756 inmates pardoned since amnesty law approved: Justice Ministry

Iraq's Ministry of Justice announced on Sunday that 756 inmates were pardoned in accordance with the General Amnesty Law that was approved by Parliament in August 2016.

In a statement, the ministry said that 174 inmates were released in November, while 194 others were released in December, with an aggregate of 368 in 2016.

In 2017, 388 prisoners were released; 347 were pardoned in January, and 41 others in February.

The total number of the pardoned inmates reached 756, since the bill was put into force  in August 26, 2016, the statement added.

The implementing of laws, including the amnesty law under the Iraqi judiciary’s supervision, has become a problematic issue, as political parties in Iraq do not believe that judiciary are able to address this huge number of cases within a short period of time without intervention or objection from political parties.

The political controversy continues to persist even after amnesty draft law was approved.

Last Modified: Sunday، 26 February 2017 05:46 PM