MOSCOW, May 20 (RAPSI) – Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova during the Council of Ombudsmen held in Krasnoyarsk on Thursday proposed to proclaim amnesty for people convicted of minor and medium-gravity crimes.

Such crimes must result in punishment but not the record of conviction as it restricts individuals’ ability to get job or to take out a loan. And this conviction touches all the convict’s family, Moskalkova states.

Moreover, the Ombudsman backed the Federal Penitentiary Service’s initiative to increase the number of workplaces for those whose jail sentence was replaced with community service.