Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 02:31 GMT
FILE- A group of prisoners got out of jail per a presidential pardon- press photo
Presidential pardons are customary to national and religious occasions. According to article 155 of the constitution, the president is allowed to issue pardons only after a final ruling is issued.
However, the perpetrators of certain crimes are not eligible for pardon. These crimes comprise arms trafficking, terrorism, drug trafficking of more than 10 kilograms, “heroin” trade regardless of the quantity, and revenge killing.
Thousands of prisoners have been released over the past years as per a presidential pardon.