President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “on pardoning of a group of persons serving sentences, who sincerely repented of their deeds and firmly embarked on the path of correction”, UzA reports.
As the decree states, 58 individuals, who committed a crime unintentionally, and sincerely repented of their deeds and firmly embarked on the path of correction, have been pardoned.
Of these, 41 prisoners will be released on parole, sentences of 3 convicts will be substituted with other forms of punishment (in total, 44 prisoners will be released from penal institutions) and 14 others will have their sentences shortened.
Two of those pardoned are women.
Responsible ministries and agencies have been instructed to help the pardoned reintegrate into society, help them engage in social services, promote healthy lifestyles and gain a worthy place in the community they live.