aA
400-450 inmates would be affected by proposed amnesty in Lithuania, Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevičius said on Tuesday after meeting with Ramūnas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union.
Prison
Prison
© Shutterstock

"It could be around 400-450 people but I would suggest against sticking to these numbers as the process would involve personal assessment. The whole process will be thoroughly carried out," the minister told journalists.

In his words, under the proposed amnesty, around 250 people would be released from prisons and the remaining people would avoid temporary detention as this form of punishment might be abolished altogether, the justice minister said.

Karbauskis suggests declaring amnesty for the occasion of Lithuania's centenary and the upcoming papal visit to Lithuania.

Jankevičius says the proposal is worth considering as it has more pros than cons.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Lithuanian author long-listed for prestigious UK literary award

Noir Press announced that Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich has just been long-listed for the...

Famous Lithuanian poet Navakas dies

Famous Lithuanian poet Kestutis Navakas died on Sunday at the age of 55.

Another original copy of Feb 16, 1949 declaration found (1)

Staff members of the Lithuanian Special Archives have found another original copy of the Declaration...

Linguists: Lithuania needs to accept life with English language and change law (1)

Lithuania's Law on State Language needs to be amended and adapted to the existing reality, linguists...

February in Kaunas: theatre and dance

The January blues is over, and Kaunas is ready to rumble. Our cultural institutions are busy...

Top news

Lithuania declares nationwide emergency due to coronavirus threat

The Lithuanian government declared on Wednesday a nationwide emergency in an effort to minimize...

Installation of Chinese CCTV in Kaunas raises security concern

The installation of a CCTV system produced by Chinese company Hikvision in Lithuania's...

Police chief in Kaunas Zukauskas sacked

Darius Zukauskas , chief of Kaunas County Chief Police Commissariat , has been dismissed from the...

Lithuanian author long-listed for prestigious UK literary award

Noir Press announced that Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich has just been long-listed for the...

Lithuanian model Ieva hits the London Fashion Week catwalk

A Lithuanian student from Kėdainiai swapped designing clothes for modelling them at one of the...