Amnesty of Evromaidan protesters takes effect today
Today, on December, 26, the bill “On elimination of negative consequences and prevention of the persecution and punishment of persons, participating in the events that took place during the holding of peaceful assemblies” is enacted. Now all the detained participants of Evromaidan are to be exempted of criminal liability, and all criminal and administrative matters are to be closed.
Corresponding authorized bodies must take decisions according to the current bill within ten days.
Earlier, the bill was signed by President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych on December, 23.
Two days later, on December, 25, the national media «Voice of Ukraine» and «Uriadovyi Kurier» published the paragraphs of the draft law on the release of the participants of the protests and mass events concerning their actions in the period from November, 21, 2013 and until the day of confirmation of the legitimacy of the bill.