Monday, July 6, 2009

Medvedev Pardons 16

The Moscow Times reports President Dmitry Medvedev has pardoned 16 prisoners who had been jailed for "minor offenses." The pardons follow what that Times calls a "dearth of pardons" under Vladimir Putin. Before Putin, pardons were granted by the thousands (13,000 in 2000 alone). See story here.

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