Rus News Journal

Russia ratified the Convention of the CIS on transfer condemned

Today, on October, 14th, the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has signed the federal law About ratification of the Convention on transfer condemned for the further serving of punishment signed in Moscow on March, 6th, 1998 the states-participants of Commonwealth of the independent states (CIS), except for Turkmenistan and Ukraine.
as have informed in a press - service of the Kremlin, the convention urged to promote returning of serving time persons to normal life in a society by granting to citizens (to persons without citizenship) one state-participant of the Convention, deprived of freedom for commission of crime in territory of other state-participant of the Convention, possibility to serve time in the state of the citizenship or a constant residence (for persons without citizenship).

the Expediency of participation of the Russian Federation in the Convention is caused by that in imprisonment places in territory of Russia serve time about 19 thousand citizens of the states-participants of the Convention. According to experts, in prisons in territory of Russia serve time about 6 thousand citizens of Ukraine.