The so-called law Savchenko, the author of which is the MP Hope Savchenko allowed prematurely released criminals, which worsened the situation with crime in Ukraine. About it in interview to Agency UNIAN said the head of national police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev.
«Now the role played and the time passed «the law of Savchenko». He allowed prematurely to go daring criminals free. And they came not in peace and in a country at war. They had a choice: go to the front and, possibly, to die, to get a job, with a salary of 3 thousand UAH to earn for food, or to go to Rob. They took up the old «craft». The police and society at the same time said (the Verkhovna Rada. – «GORDON»): «What are you doing? This is a false step. You no convicted were not given any social security, was not sent to any institution for education, they do not have to turn to work in factories or mines». The legislator apparently failed to foresee this error, because the law itself was adopted on the wave of illegal political detention of Ukrainians in Russia. However, out of dozens, hundreds of murderers. They came anyway, but not in a critical time for the state,» – said Knyazev.
November 26, 2015 the Verkhovna Rada voted for «Savchenko’s law» – the bill «On amendments to the criminal code of Ukraine concerning improvement of the procedure for admission by the court of pre-trial detention period to the sentence,» according to which one day in jail counts as two days of imprisonment on conviction on indictment to the prisoner.
Co-author of the bill was the people’s Deputy Hope Savchenko, which at that time was under arrest in Russia. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on 23 December 2015.
September 21, 2016, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that «Savchenko’s law» «is a big threat to inflame crime situation» in the country. Eight months later, on may 18, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill No. 5534, which abolished the rule under the «law of Savchenko». Itself the MP at the meeting were not present. She later called Poroshenko to veto the Rada passed the law.
On 17 June the President of Ukraine signed the law №2046-VIII «On amendments to the criminal code of Ukraine concerning the rules of addition of punishments and transfer of the pretrial detention» abolishing the norms of the «law of Savchenko».
Deputy Minister of justice of Ukraine Denis Chernyshov in interview to the edition «GORDON» said that for almost a year and a half actions in Ukraine «law Savchenko» of prisons, before the term came 8,5 thousand prisoners, among whom over a thousand were accused of murder.
Knyazev «Savchenko’s law»: On released dozens, hundreds of murderers 29.12.2017