Dozens of prisoners pardoned in Easter celebration

Rustavi Prison #5. Photo by N. Alavidze, 19 Apr 2014 - 10:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Ninety five prisoners have been pardoned by the Georgian Government.  

President Giorgi Margvelashvili signed a decree of pardon for the 95 prisoners as part of this year’s Easter celebrations.

The signed decree N17/04/01 stated the President had pardoned prisoners.

The Presidential decree has been sent to the Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, who is responsible for its execution.

In December President Margvelashvili ordered the release of 288 prisoners as part of Christmas and New Year celebrations.