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President grants amnesties

To mark the 20th anniversary of the setting up of an independent Slovak Republic, President Ivan Gašparovič has decided to grant presidential amnesties to certain convicted criminals, the TASR newswire reported. The decision will come into force on January 2, said the president's spokesperson Marek Trubač.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the setting up of an independent Slovak Republic, President Ivan Gašparovič has decided to grant presidential amnesties to certain convicted criminals, the TASR newswire reported. The decision will come into force on January 2, said the president's spokesperson Marek Trubač.

The President's Office will reveal the actual scope of the amnesty later. The president has the constitutional right to pardon or mitigate punishment imposed by courts during criminal proceedings or to lift a court sentence via an amnesty, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

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