Ramūnas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, has proposed announcing an amnesty on the occasion of Lithuania's centenary and the upcoming visit of Pope Francis.
Ramūnas Karbauskis
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

Karbauskis has registered an amendment to the amnesty law, which would pardon pregnant women and women with minor children, sentenced to prison for less than six years. Moreover, people over 65, those with medium or severe disabilities and those who committed their crimes being underage and sentenced to less than three years in prison would also be pardoned.

Others would see their sentences reduced but the amnesty would not apply to people sentenced to life imprisonment, recidivists, people sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for premeditated crimes, those sentenced for crimes at correctional facilities and those on probation.

Under the proposal, the amnesty would apply from October for crimes committed before the registration of this amendment on Jul 1.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

R. Karbauskis wants changes in his party: R. Baškienė and A. Nekrošius to no longer be his deputies

With the Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) congress nearing, “Farmer” leader Ramūnas...

Civic committees aiming for Vilnius city council seats complain on inability to form coalition

Civic electoral committees aiming to compete for seats in the city municipal council are complaining...

Deliberations on A. Karbauskis’ amendments on child protection system postponed

The Seimas Legal Affairs Committee removed amendments proposed by Ramūnas Karbauskis on the child...

A. Monkevičius starts meetings with trade unions

Minister of Education, Science and Sports Algirdas Monkevičius is starting meetings with education...

Conservatives compare S. Skvernelis’ links to D. Gudelis with R. Paksas and J. Borisov’s friendship

A journalist investigation has uncovered facts that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Minister...