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38/1985 Coll.

The DECISION of the

the President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

on the amnesty of 8 June. May 1985

In the days of 40. anniversary of national liberation struggle of Czech climax and

the Slovak people and the liberation of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet army is evaluating

our Nations results achieved in the construction of advanced Socialist

the company. It is proud of the balance of our workers who work proactively and

devotedly carry out policy of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. In our

Homeland is further developed, deepened and the Socialist democracy

consolidate the political and moral unity of the people. These facts are

an expression of strength and the strength of our Socialist and guarantee

for some people, even if they are in breach of the law, may be achieved

reeducation, and without the imposition of punishment and its execution.

On the proposal of the Bureau of Central Committee of the Communist Party

Czechoslovakia and the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, I use

their constitutional rights and "I give this


Article. (I)


a) unconditional prison sentences or their residues if they have been

stored for a misdemeanor or an intentional criminal act in the area of not more than

one year,

b) unconditional prison sentences or their residues if they have been

stored for negligent crime in an area of not more than three years,

(c)) from other unconditional prison sentences for their part in the amount of

one year, or their remnants of less than one year,

d) conditionally deferred prison sentences,

e) punishment of the remedy or their residues, which have been lawfully

stored prior to the date of this decision.

Article II

Unconditional prison sentences referred to in article I (b). a), b), c)

promíjím prisoners, who are pursuing or penalty to be carried out in the first

nápravně educational group, in the military correctional unit or nápravně

educational institution for juveniles.

Article. (III)

Conditionally deferred prison sentences and punishments for corrective action

referred to in article I (b). d), (e)) promíjím with the effect that the date of this

the decision on the visor, as if the offender has been convicted.

Article IV

1. I order not to start and was already initiated, in order to


and) for offenses and intentional crimes committed prior to the date of this

the decision, if a term of imprisonment of not more than

one year,

(b)) for offences committed before the date of this decision, of the negligence,

If a term of imprisonment of not more than three years.

2. The provisions of paragraph 1 of this article is to be used in respect of penalties there

those that have been saved so far nepravomocnými judgments of the embodied

prior to the date of this decision or on this day.

Article. In

This decision shall not apply

and) on persons who have been in the last ten years prior to the date of this

the decision finally condemned to imprisonment

for an intentional criminal act other than the one about to be decided by the

in this decision, or which have been in the last ten years

released from imprisonment, which was saved for the

an intentional criminal act, except where the looking at them as if they were doomed,

(b) the offences of abandonment) of the Republic, pursuant to section 109 of the tr. and to similar

offences under the laws previously in force, in addition to criminal offences

receiving bribes under § 160 tr. Cust., indirect bribery pursuant to section

162 para. 1 tr. and the neglect of mandatory nutrition under section 213 tr..,

(c)) the offences referred to in article I (b). (b)) and article IV, paragraph 1. 1

(a). (b)) this decision, where the Commission has been associated with

vandalized, for which the law stipulates a prison sentence

exceeding one year

(d)) on the aggregate and summary punishment, if any of the converging

crime is listed under the letter b) article in this decision.


Saving to the Ministers of Justice of the Czech Socialist Republic and the

The Slovak Socialist Republic, and the Minister of national defence

The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic to me based on the review

submit proposals to the decision on the remission or mitigation of punishment

imposed for criminal offences and offences committed before the publication of this

the decision for the person to whom the decision does not apply, if the

and pregnant women)

b) mothers, caring for two or more children under the age of 15 years,

c) men older than 65 years and women older than 60 years of age,

(d)) persons who suffer from severe incurable disease.

Prague, may 8. May 1985

Husák v.r.

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