Justice Ministry: Amnesty Draft-Law Submitted in Government Procedure

Only persons who are effectively convicted will be able to be amnestied by the President. Those people whose acts are still covered by an investigative procedure or a trial will not have an amnesty possibility. That’s provided for in the new text of the amnesty law.

As the Justice Ministry said on Wednesday, the Amnesty Draft-Law has been submitted in Government procedure. President Stevo Pendarovski, whose representative was part of the preparation of the text, welcomed the text.

“Finally, the pledge to prevent the President from granting amnesty to persons who are not effectively convicted and for whom investigative or court proceedings are underway has been included,” he stated.

Amnesty applications will be submitted to the President through the Ministry, which will request data from prisons, courts, the Administration for Execution of Sanctions, and other institutions.