Up to 450 inmates would be affected by amnesty in Lithuania
400-450 inmates would be affected by proposed amnesty in Lithuania, Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevičius said on Tuesday after meeting with Ramūnas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union.
"It could be around 400-450 people but I would suggest against sticking to these numbers as the process would involve personal assessment. The whole process will be thoroughly carried out," the minister told journalists.
In his words, under the proposed amnesty, around 250 people would be released from prisons and the remaining people would avoid temporary detention as this form of punishment might be abolished altogether, the justice minister said.
Karbauskis suggests declaring amnesty for the occasion of Lithuania's centenary and the upcoming papal visit to Lithuania.
Jankevičius says the proposal is worth considering as it has more pros than cons.