Ukrainska Pravda posted in Reforms in Ukraine, which collects and posts all reforms in Ukraine since the Maidan revolution
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
The Parliament adopted in whole a bill authored by Nadiya Savchenko, according to which 1 day spent in jail will be counted as 2 days of imprisonment upon sentencing.
A corresponding draft amendment to the Criminal Code regarding improvement in the process of pre-trial detention enrolment conditions (Number 3413), with technical and legal revisions, was supported by 255 ministers of Parliament.
In particular, this was the first legal bill introduced by member of the “Batkivshchyna” Party, Nadiya Savchenko, who is illegally held by Russian authorities in a cell in the Russian Federation.
The bill was represented by its co-author, Ivan Krulko. He stated that citizens cannot be held in custody until sentencing has been carried out, on the same basis as those already sentenced.
Other Parliament ministers pointed out that the bill aimed at humanising legislation.
They noted that prosecutors and judges often abuse their right to hold a person in custody, so that, in essence, people can stay for 5-6 years in pre-trial detention holding cells without the case against them being considered. According to supporters of the law, it will force prosecutors and judges not to abuse it otherwise they themselves will be punished.
Nadiya Savchenko on her Law №3413
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