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The authorities of Belarus explained the refusal of the Russian woman Sapega to pardon

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The Russian woman Sofya Sapega, convicted in Belarus, was denied pardon due to “insufficient criteria” for such a decision, Olga Chupris, deputy head of the presidential administration of Belarus, told reporters.

According to Čupris, “the refusal is completely legal,” since “for the act of pardon to take place, it is necessary that a number of conditions be met.” In particular, Sapieha “did not even serve at least half of the term,” the administration representative emphasized. At the same time, she added that the convict “had the right to apply,” and the president “had the right to pardon in this case,” however, “if we evaluate all the criteria in general, then in this case there are exceptions that would serve as the basis for the head the state made such a decision, it was not.

Earlier, the administration of the colony where Sapieha is being held supported the satisfaction of the pardon petition, giving a positive conclusion to it.

Recall that the Grodno Regional Court had previously sentenced a Russian woman to six years in prison in a penal colony. After the verdict, she wrote a petition for clemency addressed to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Source: Rosbalt


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