9,000 convicts released from prison under "Savchenko law" – police

11:20, 16 September 2016
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A total of 34,000 prisoners will be released under the so-called "Savchenko law" during 2016, while 9,000 people have already left penitentiary facilities, Deputy Chief of the National Police Vadym Troyan wrote on Facebook.


According to him, one in ten of those, who had been released from prison under "Savchenko law", were detained, and half of them were arrested again.

The National police stressed that the Verkhovna Rada had to urgently make legislative changes to the law.

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