Amnesty for 2000 prisoners.

On November 4, the head of parliament committee of human rights, Gia Arsenishvili declared that 1500-2000 prisoners will be pardoned. Among those who will be pardoned are the prisoners sentenced by the criminal code paragraph 260 part I and paragraph 273. Bothe of them is referred to the drug addicted people.

According to the Interpressnews, together with those sentenced according to those paragraphs, there are other prisoners who will also be pardoned. Gia arsenishvili provided the parliament with exact number of drug addicted prisoners in Georgia, the figures are like this: 598 sentenced and 307 not sentenced yet.

The amnesty will be held in 2 months time after the law about the amnesty is issued by the parliament. The parliament is discussing the bill about this in hastened way.