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140 people set free under Russian economic amnesty

August 27, 2013, 17:58 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, August 27 (Itar-Tass) - The Federal Penitentiary Service /FSIN/ said more than 140 people have been set free under the six-month amnesty for economic crimes.

"These include 86 persons on file at FSIN inspectorates, 16 persons who were serving their sentences in prisons and 41 economic crime suspects kept in pre-trial detention centres," the FSIN said on Tuesday.

The amnesty for certain economic crimes was announced by the State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament on July 2. It is in effect for six months.

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