About Amnesty

Original Language Title: o amnestii

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55/1968 Coll.



The DECISION of the



the President of the Republic



about Amnesty



In the year of the fiftieth anniversary of the independent State, in which the

the State took a concentration of Czechs and Slovaks, allow the results obtained

in the construction of socialist society, that in criminal matters

provided some relief to those who provinily against the law

of the Republic.



In accordance with custom, use after taking office the President

States constitutional law enshrined now in the article. 62 para. 1 section 10

the Constitution, therefore, "I give this



Amnesty:



Article 1



Promíjím betrothed party prison sentences, respectively. their remains stored

prior to the date of this decision, the judicial court for the crime of abandonment

States pursuant to § 109 paragraph. 1, sentence 2. the law, as well as for similar

an offence under the Act previously in force when the offence was committed

After the first January 1956, and for the crime of favoritism toward them.



Article 2



Of prison sentences, which have been or will be by the Court has been finally

stored for other offences against the Republic by i. head special

part of the criminal code, the offences endangering the economic secrets

under section 122, a threat to secrecy under section 173, violence against

a group of inhabitants or individuals under section 196 and 197, defamation of a nation,

race and belief under section 198, spreading hoaxes under section 199

the penalty. the law, as well as for similar offences under the laws of the previously

force, committed before the date of this decision, for criminal offences

failure to notify and nepřekažení offences and favoritism to them,

promíjím betrothed party penalties. their residues not exceeding three years.



From the sentencing guidelines. the remnants of the larger part of promíjím three years.



Article 3



A convict who from a prison sentence imposed for criminal offences

referred to in article 1 and 2, respectively. of the penalties gradually imposed for such

crimes begin at the date of this decision for at least eight

years, promíjím the entire nevykonaný the rest of the sentence, regardless of length.



The provisions of this article shall not apply to persons who caused my Act

death.



Article 4



Of prison sentences, which have been or will be by the Court has been finally

for other offences, other than those listed in article 1 and 2,

committed prior to the date of this decision, a convict who promíjím punishment

are serving or have allowed in the first nápravně education group

the military correctional unit or who are young persons,

the other betrothed party penalties. their residues, not exceeding one year.



From the sentencing guidelines. the remnants of the longer they promíjím part in the amount of one year.



Article 5



A convict who saved from imprisonment before 1 January 1962

button is clicked. from prison sentences before the day gradually imposed,

begin on the date of this decision for at least 15 years, the entire promíjím

neodpykaný the rest of the sentence, regardless of length.



A convict who from such punishment. such penalties, up to the date

This decision for 15 years neodpykali, promíjím part of the sentence,

that sentence, or. the sum of the sentencing guidelines, after the adjustment made under section 297

paragraph. 1 sentence. the Act exceeds the period of 15 years.



Article 6



Promíjím conditional sentences of imprisonment and the other betrothed party punishments correctional

measures, or. their remains, which have been or will be by the Court has been finally

stored for crimes committed prior to the date of this decision, with

the effect of that on the date of this decision to the offender as it would

has not been sentenced. If there's another nevykonaný penalty that prevents it,

occurs before the date of the said the effect of the exercise of that punishment.



Article 7



Promíjím outstanding pecuniary penalties. their remains, as well as

the other betrothed party punishments replacement. their remains, which have been or will be

the Court finally saved for crimes committed prior to the date of this

decision.



Article 8



Prisoners who were prior to the date of this decision, of the enforcement of a sentence

the deprivation of liberty by a court conditionally released or who was the punishment or.

the rest of the conditionally pardoned under the amnesty or the individual

Grace, promíjím the rest of the trial period.



Article 9



I order not to start, and if it was already initiated, in order to

stopped prosecution for the following offences committed before the

the date of this decision:



and) the offences referred to in article 1;



(b)) the offences referred to in article 2, if it is not set out in the Act on them

a prison sentence exceeding three years;



(c)) the offences referred to in article 4, if it is not set out in the Act on them

a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.



Article 10



Saving the Minister of Justice to submit to me the decision of cases

the convicts



and people who suffer from) severe incurable disease



(b)) men who are at the date of this decision, older than 65 years, and of women,

which, at the date of this decision, more than 60 years,

If they are not legally imposed prison sentences by the courts for

offences committed prior to the date of this decision completely waived on

the basis of the previous articles of this decision.



Article 11



If for mitigation of punishment by deprivation of liberty into account several articles

in this decision, it shall apply it of them, that is for the convicted person

the most advantageous.



Of the total, and summary (additional) penalties imposed,

the offences referred to in article 1, and for the converging offences

other, remitted the sentence, part of the neodpykaný or the rest of the equal

the upper limit of the penalty provided for in the law on the offence referred to in

Article 1. If nevykonaný is not a penalty or his the rest of this

border, the entire remit.



Of the total, and summary (additional) penalties imposed,

the offences referred to in article 2, on the one hand for the converging offences

referred to in article 4, the neodpykaný penalty remitted, or part of the rest of the

equal to the upper limit of the penalty provided for in the law on the crime of

referred to in article 2. If there are more, for the hardest of them all, the most

However, for three years. If nevykonaný is not a penalty or his the rest of this

border, the entire remit.



In aggregated or summary (additional) penalties imposed,

the offences referred to in articles 1 and 2, both for the converging of criminal

the actions of the other, for the purposes of article 3 of the odpykaná part of the penalty is calculated on the criminal

offences referred to in articles 1 and 2, and up to an amount corresponding to the upper limit of the

rates to the offense. If there are multiple, the most difficult of

them.



Article 12



The provisions of articles 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 shall apply mutatis mutandis and on

wrongdoing and offenses adjudicated pursuant to Act No. 59/1965 Coll.



Prague, May 9. May 1968



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