The exact number of prisoners pardoned by Saakashvili announced
The exact number of prisoners who will be pardoned by President Saakashvili in honor of the Orthodox feast "Giorgoba" (St. George's Day) became known. As reported by "Georgia-News" referring to the Minister of Corrections, Probation and Legal Assistance of Georgia Kalmakhelidze Khatun, the head of Georgia has pardoned 137 convicts. Among them - eight women and two minors.
"111 prisoners were fully pardoned, the terms of 6 prisoners were half reduced, the terms of 2 prisoners were reduced, and 18 people were released from probation", Kalmakhelidze explained at a press briefing.
111 prisoners would leave prisons after receiving the required documents, the Minister added.
She said that all the recommendations for pardon were presented to the President by the State Commission for Pardons, the Patriarchate of Georgia and the prosecution of the country.