27 Sep 2018 13:03

Georgian president pardons over 100 convicts

TBILISI. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has pardoned another 111 convicts, Pardon Commission chairman Zviad Koridze said at a briefing on Thursday.

Forty-two of them will walk free on Thursday, Koridze said. Among them are one minor and three women.

"Sixty-nine people had their terms reduced," including four women and six minors, he said.

Earlier this week, the Georgian opposition association Power in Unity asked the president to pardon the country's former Prime Minister and Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, who is now in prison.