Clemency http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25464/all en Czech government faces no-confidence vote over prison amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/czech-government-faces-no-confidence-vote-over-prison-amnesty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government likely to survive vote set for next Thursday</p> <p>* Vote called to protest unpopular prison amnesty</p> <p>* President Klaus's pardon scrapped some graft cases</p> <p>PRAGUE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Czech opposition will try to topple the government next week in a no-confidence vote called over an amnesty that freed thousands of prisoners and halted investigation of some financial crimes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/czech-government-faces-no-confidence-vote-over-prison-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency Czech Republic Government Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733283 at http://www.globalpost.com Czech PM survives no-confidence vote over controversial amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/czech-pm-survives-no-confidence-vote-over-controversial-amnesty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opposition fails to oust PM Necas over unpopular amnesty</p> <p>* Investigations of some financial crimes halted</p> <p>* Czechs outraged, viewing politicians as aiding graft</p> <p>By Jan Lopatka</p> <p>PRAGUE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday after coming under sharp attack for an amnesty that halted investigations of dozens of financial crimes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/czech-pm-survives-no-confidence-vote-over-controversial-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amnesty Clemency Government Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735810 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria's Assad issues new amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/syrias-assad-issues-new-amnesty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has declared an amnesty, and troops who deserted but did not fight against the regime may be pardoned if they surrender within a month, state news agency SANA reported.</p> <p>"President Assad has issued decree number 23, granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before April 16, 2013," said the agency.</p> <p>But there were important exceptions to the types of crime it covers.</p> <p>The amnesty is applicable to just one crime classified under the Terrorism Act, namely failing to inform the authorities about rebel activity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/syrias-assad-issues-new-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Clemency Middle East War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:01:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817304 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria issues new amnesty as conflict rages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/syria-issues-new-amnesty-conflict-rages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Bashar al-Assad declared a general amnesty on Tuesday as the conflict ravaging Syria showed no signs of abating, with Western and Russian differences proving unbridgeable.</p> <p>Under the latest decree, troops who deserted but did not fight against the regime may be pardoned if they surrender within a month, state news agency SANA reported.</p> <p>"President Assad has issued decree number 23, granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before April 16, 2013," said the agency.</p> <p>But there were important exceptions to the types of crime it covers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/syria-issues-new-amnesty-conflict-rages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Clemency Middle East War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:46:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817370 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria issues new amnesty as conflict rages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/syria-issues-new-amnesty-conflict-rages-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Bashar al-Assad declared a general amnesty on Tuesday as the conflict ravaging Syria showed no signs of abating, with Western and Russian differences proving unbridgeable.</p> <p>Under the latest decree, troops who deserted but did not fight against the regime may be pardoned if they surrender within a month, state news agency SANA reported.</p> <p>"President Assad has issued decree number 23, granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before April 16, 2013," said the agency.</p> <p>But there were important exceptions to the types of crime it covers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/syria-issues-new-amnesty-conflict-rages-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Clemency Middle East War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:01:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817578 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada minister wants deportation review after train plot arrests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/canada-minister-wants-deportation-review-after-train-plot-arres <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Randall Palmer</p> <p>OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada must review its deportation policy in light of a pardon that was granted to a Canadian resident once threatened with deportation and now accused in an alleged al Qaeda plot to derail a passenger train, a government minister said on Friday.</p> <p>Raed Jaser, one of two men charged in connection with the suspected plot, argued in a 2004 deportation hearing that Canada should not deport him because he was stateless and no country would take him in.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/canada-minister-wants-deportation-review-after-train-plot-arres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency Pardon Penology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5826446 at http://www.globalpost.com Man who tried to "arrest" George W. Bush in Calgary dies in B.C. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/man-who-tried-arrest-george-w-bush-calgary-dies-bc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man who was the only inmate convicted of murder following the famous 1971 Attica, N.Y., prison uprising, and who 38 years later tried to make a "citizen arrest" of former U.S. president George W. Bush in Calgary, has died. </p> <p>The body of John Boncore, 61, was found March 13 in his home on the Adams Lake Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Barb McLintock of the B.C. Coroners Service said Monday.</p> <p>He reportedly had fallen earlier nearby, she said, but the cause of death has yet to be released because the investigation is ongoing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/man-who-tried-arrest-george-w-bush-calgary-dies-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clemency Hospitality Labor Law Pardon Penology Politics The Canadian Press Mon, 06 May 2013 23:30:41 +0000 The Canadian Press 5832155 at http://www.globalpost.com 1.8-metre missile, machine gun and bayonets all part of B.C.'s gun amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130712/18-metre-missile-machine-gun-and-bayonets-all-part-bcs-gun-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RICHMOND, B.C. - A British Columbia gun amnesty appeared to be the perfect solution for the person who had a 1.8-metre missile hidden away in storage for years.</p> <p>The missile and other notable weapons included bayonets from the 1800s, a machine gun, rifles, handguns, shotguns and 31,000 rounds of ammunition were collected in the month-long amnesty program.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130712/18-metre-missile-machine-gun-and-bayonets-all-part-bcs-gun-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amnesty Clemency Criminal law War The Canadian Press Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:34:47 +0000 The Canadian Press 5882877 at http://www.globalpost.com Dubai pardons Norwegian in rape case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/dubai-pardons-norwegian-rape-case-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Norwegian woman sentenced to prison in Dubai after reporting she was raped was set free with a full pardon on Monday after her case sparked an outcry.</p> <p>Marte Dalelv, 24, expressed relief at the end of a four-month ordeal which had seen her prosecuted and convicted for extramarital sex, perjury and consuming alcohol without a licence, after she lodged the complaint against her boss.</p> <p>The convictions could have seen her serving a 16-month jail term in the United Arab Emirates but Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum pardoned her on all counts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/dubai-pardons-norwegian-rape-case-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency Pardon Penology Social Issues AFP Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:04:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5890336 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco's king promises an investigation into pardon of pedophile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130804/moroccos-king-promises-investigation-pardon-pedophile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's king said on Saturday he did not know the gravity of the offences committed by the Spanish pedophile whose royal pardon sparked violent protests, and promised an investigation.</p> <p>"The king has ordered a thorough investigation to find out the responsibilities and failures that led to the regrettable release ... and to impose the necessary punishments," the palace said in a statement released late on Saturday and carried by state news agency MAP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130804/moroccos-king-promises-investigation-pardon-pedophile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency King Pardon Penology Thomson Reuters Sun, 04 Aug 2013 07:02:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5901621 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco king revokes Spanish paedophile pardon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/morocco-king-revokes-spanish-paedophile-pardon-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Mohamed VI of Morocco on Sunday revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish serial paedophile whose release sparked angry protests in the kingdom, a palace statement said.</p> <p>The king "has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Vina", said the text of the statement, published by the official MAP news agency.</p> <p>It said the "exceptional" decision was taken because of the "gravity of the crimes committed and out of respect for the victims' rights". </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/morocco-king-revokes-spanish-paedophile-pardon-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency Pardon Penology AFP Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:02:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5902461 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco king revokes Spanish paedophile pardon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/morocco-king-revokes-spanish-paedophile-pardon-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Mohamed VI of Morocco on Sunday revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish serial paedophile whose release sparked angry protests in the kingdom, a palace statement said.</p> <p>The king "has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Vina", said the text of the statement, published by the official MAP news agency.</p> <p>Although several media reports have said Vina has left the country, the agency said the justice minister would discuss with Madrid "the next step after the pardon's revocation".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/morocco-king-revokes-spanish-paedophile-pardon-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency King Pardon Penology AFP Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:02:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5902462 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco king revokes Spanish paedophile pardon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/morocco-king-revokes-spanish-paedophile-pardon-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Mohamed VI of Morocco on Sunday revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish serial paedophile whose release sparked angry protests in the kingdom, a palace statement said.</p> <p>The king "has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Vina", said the text of the statement, published by the official MAP news agency.</p> <p>It said the "exceptional" decision was taken because of the "gravity of the crimes committed and out of respect for the victims' rights". </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/morocco-king-revokes-spanish-paedophile-pardon-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency Pardon Penology Social Issues AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:36:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5902556 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco king sacks prisons chief over paedophile pardon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/morocco-king-sacks-prisons-chief-over-paedophile-pardon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Mohamed VI of Morocco dismissed the director of prisons on Monday after an inquiry blamed his department for the release under royal pardon of a Spanish child rapist.</p> <p>"The inquiry concluded that the said administration inadvertently provided erroneous information about the criminal record of the prisoner in question when requested by the royal court," a palace statement said.</p> <p>The king late on Sunday revoked the pardon granted last week to Spanish paedophile Daniel Galvan Vina, who had been jailed for 30 years in 2011 for raping 11 children aged between four and 15.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/morocco-king-sacks-prisons-chief-over-paedophile-pardon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency Pardon Penology AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:35:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5903015 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco king sacks prisons chief over paedophile pardon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/morocco-king-sacks-prisons-chief-over-paedophile-pardon-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Mohamed VI of Morocco dismissed the director of prisons on Monday after an inquiry blamed his department for the release under royal pardon of a Spanish child rapist.</p> <p>"The inquiry concluded that the said administration inadvertently provided erroneous information about the criminal record of the prisoner in question when requested by the royal court," a palace statement said.</p> <p>The king late on Sunday revoked the pardon granted last week to Spanish paedophile Daniel Galvan Vina, who had been jailed for 30 years in 2011 for raping 11 children aged between four and 15.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/morocco-king-sacks-prisons-chief-over-paedophile-pardon-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clemency Pardon Penology AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:36:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5903026 at http://www.globalpost.com