Majilis approved draft Criminal Code in second reading

Date: 07:16, 09-04-2014.

Astana. April 9. KazTAG - Majilis deputies have approved the draft Criminal Code and corresponding amendments into the draft law "On amendments into some legislative acts on perfection of criminal legislation".

"The hot issue was consideration of corresponding measures to reduce imprisoned population. The maximum arrest term which called big discussion in the public, has been reduced from 6 months to 90 days...According to the proposal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs it will be introduced since January 1 2017," said Nurlan Abdirov, deputy presenting the draft law at the plenary session.

The deputies also proposed a new format of property confiscation.

"Not all the property will be confiscated but only that property which was obtained illegally, purchased for illegally obtained money. Only weapons and means will be confiscated which were used in a criminal offence. The norm comes into force since January 1 2018," he said.

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