Practice Relating to Rule 159. Amnesty
Section B. Prohibition on amnesty for war crimes
In 1997, the Russian State Duma adopted the Law on Amnesty for Acts Committed in the Context of the Conflict in Chechnya. However, referring to a number of articles of the Russian Federation’s Criminal Code, the law expressly excludes from the amnesty persons who committed specific acts such as spying, terrorism, banditry, intentional homicide, rape, kidnapping, robbery, etc., as well as foreigners.