In Turkmenistan, 833 convicts were pardoned. Among them are 829 Turkmen citizens and four citizens of other states. The relevant decrees were signed by President Serdar Berdymukhamedov at the State Council today in honor of the 31st anniversary of independence, the "Watan" news program of Turkmen television reported.
Having signed the decrees, the Turkmen leader ordered that measures be taken so that pardoned citizens would be with their families as soon as possible.
Addressing the khakims of provinces, districts and cities, as well as other leaders, the head of state instructed them to help the pardoned people find jobs.
It should be noted that pardons have been practiced in Turkmenistan since 1999. Currently, they are held in the country 3-4 times a year and are timed to coincide with major national holidays. This spring, in honor of Gadyr gijesi (Night of Omnipotence), celebrated on the 27th day of the holy month of Ramadan, 514 convicts were pardoned by presidential decree.