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Over 1000 prisoners to be released today in Georgia2008-12-17 15:51
Today the President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, pardoned 1280 prisoners, RIA Novosti informs, alluding to the President's Chancellery representative.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the representative, the President signed the document on Wednesday morning. The list of prisoners recommended to pardon came from the Patriarchate and the Ministry of Justice. All the pardoned will leave prisons today.
The amnesty is timed to the religious festival of Barbaroba - St. Barbara's Day.
According to the sources in the Chancellery, the President plans to sign one more pardon bill before the New Year.