Moreover, in a number of countries from the USA to Iran, hundreds of thousands of prisoners were released in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
“No, we don’t have any studies,” TASS quoted the words of Pavel Krasheninnikov . “Amnesty is not expected. What is important to me, as a lawyer and as a person who does this, is that there should not be any identical copies "Amnesty. So as not to give the impression that you can commit the same crimes, and then they will still be released. It's wrong."
It is worth noting that only the State Duma has the right to decide the issues of declaring amnesty under Russian laws. The last time it was announced five years ago in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory. This year, some deputies also offered to pardon the prisoners. One of the projects was introduced by deputy from the Communist Party Sergei Shargunov, who, in particular, suggested Amnesty the convicted persons in the case of the Moscow protests of last year. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered, in connection with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, even to postpone the Victory Day parade from May 9 to a later date.
In Iran, over a thousand foreigners were released from prisons because of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of liberated Iranians is 99 times greater. Among those released even those accused of crimes against Iran’s security . The Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) promised to protect prisoners from infection, but she nevertheless got into one of the institutions - the authorities of the Jewish Autonomous Region reported this.