Mexico's President Gains Amnesty Powers

A new decree allows Mexico's president to grant amnesty directly, bypassing established procedures under specific conditions. This amendment applies to individuals with ongoing criminal cases, prosecutions, or sentences, provided they offer information relevant to the state.

Reuters | Updated: 15-06-2024 07:48 IST | Created: 15-06-2024 07:48 IST
Mexico's President Gains Amnesty Powers
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Mexico's president will now be able to directly grant amnesty without going through established procedures and under certain conditions, according to a decree published in the country's official gazette late on Friday.

The amendment to the existing amnesty law can apply to anyone who has an ongoing criminal case, is being prosecuted or who has been sentenced, according to the decree. The person must also provide information about cases relevant to the state, the decree reads.

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