'Economic amnesty' effects over 1,000 people

The so-called 'economic amnesty' has effected more than 1,000 people, the press service of the Russian businessmen's rights commissioner reported.

The so-called 'economic amnesty' has effected more than 1,000 people, the press service of the Russian businessmen's rights commissioner reported.

"As of September 30, the number of people the State Duma decided to amnesty on July 2, 2013 reached 1,201 people," the press service said in a statement obtained by Interfax.

"The list of amnestied people includes both convicts, people relieved from serving their sentence and people against whom charges were dropped during investigation," it reads.

Thirty-two people were released from prisons and 49 from pre-trial dentition center centers under the amnesty, the press service of the Russian Penitentiary Service (FSIN) reported.

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