Poroshenko canceled «law Savchenko»

Petro Poroshenko has made changes in the article of the Criminal code on transfer of court, pre-trial detention. Thus, the Ukrainian leader has abolished the so-called «law of Hope Savchenko».

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law that amends the article of the Criminal code on transfer of court, pre-trial detention. Thus, the Ukrainian leader has abolished the so-called «law of Hope Savchenko», reports TASS.

The law proposes to state in new edition of part five of article 72 «the principle of addition of punishments and classification of the term of pre-trial detention» of the Criminal code of Ukraine. According to her, preliminary detention shall be counted by the court in the sentence in case of conviction to imprisonment day after day.

With the end of 2015 this part of the article of the criminal code were outlined in the editorial office of the Verkhovna Rada of Hope Savchenko. According to her, one day in detention was equivalent to two days in jail, regardless of the article on which the accused suspect.

However, in Ukraine the amendment had drawn criticism. According to the Minister of justice Pavel Petrenko, the country has dramatically increased crime.



Poroshenko canceled «law Savchenko» 18.06.2017

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