Russian parliament approves amnesty for WWII vets

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 16, 2010 13:10

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later



Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a bill giving amnesty for most crimes committed by World War II veterans, Nazi concentration camp prisoners and people who lived through the siege of Leningrad.


The bill was proposed as part of Russia's observance in May of the 65th anniversary of the end of European fighting in the war.




The bill, if signed into law, is estimated to effect 100 to 200 criminals. It does not cover those convicted of murder or of sexual crimes against minors.




The 450-member State Duma passed the measure Friday by a vote of 437-0, with two lawmakers abstaining.


Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
January 19, 2019
Over 10,000 protest Serbian president in Belgrade

By REUTERS