21:15 / 24.06.2019
Deputies consider the issue of paying pension for prisoners
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The Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis discussed the draft law “On introducing amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the improvement of the criminal-executive legislation”.

The discussion was attended by deputies, responsible officials of relevant bodies and institutions, the Institute for Problems of Legislation and Parliamentary Studies, as well as media representatives.

This project, submitted to the Legislative Chamber by deputies on the basis of the constitutional right of judicial initiative, provides for the possibility of paying pensions to persons sentenced to imprisonment and serving a sentence in penal colonies.

The draft law was studied by the Institute for Problems of Legislation and Parliamentary Studies, responsible committees of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis.

“During the discussion, deputies put forward a proposal on the need to pay pensions not only to convicts serving sentences in penal colonies, but also to pensioners serving sentences of imprisonment in all penitentiary institutions,” the parliamentary press service reported.

To date, the number of persons at retirement age in penitentiary institutions serving a sentence of imprisonment is about 1000 people. Suspension of the payment of pensions to persons while they are serving a sentence of imprisonment is a restriction not only of their rights, but also of persons dependent on them, deputies consider.