Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych
President signs Act of Oblivion
The President signed Act of Oblivion with regard to 6 convicts, including former Minister of Internal Affairs Yuriy Lutsenko and former Minister of Environment Protection Heorhiy Philipchuk.
Respective propositions have been submitted to the President by the Commission on Pardon under the President of Ukraine.
The President initiated reformation of criminal and criminal procedure legislation aimed at humanization of legal rules and reduction of the number of people held in custody.
We would like to recall that the President received request for pardon of Y. Lutsenko from Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights V. Lutkovska.
Also, Observation mission of the European Parliament consisting of Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwaśniewski addressed the President with the same request.
Iryna Lutsenko, wife of Yuriy Lutsenko, supported this request. “I am grateful to Mr. Cox and Mr. Kwaśniewski and support their humanitarian mission,” she said.
The President also received request for pardon from Heorhiy Philipchuk.
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