Ukraine: Rada on its way to amend so-called "Savchenko law"

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the first reading the amendments to Article 72 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on a calculation of prison term actually served by convicts, as the UNIAN correspondent.

First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostyanova at a Parliament meeting Thursday, February 23, the bill provides that “the sentence of those who have committed the most serious crimes, such as murder and rape, will be counted as ‘a day in pre-trial detention center equals a day in prison’, while for other offenders, the formula of the so-called Savchenko Law will remain in place (a day jail in a pre-trial detention facility equals two days of imprisonment).

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