29 Aug 2018 12:06

Prosecutor General Chaika says some businessmen on Titov's 'London list' do not qualify for amnesty

ISTRA (Moscow region). Aug 29 (Interfax) - Several Russian businessmen on the so-called "London list" of business rights commissioner Boris Titov, who are in hiding abroad, may not quality for amnesty upon their return to the home country, according to Prosecutor General Yury Chaika.

"Indeed some people on this list may not qualify for the so-called amnesty, another measure of restraint," Chaika said in response to an Interfax question in Istra, Moscow region, on Wednesday.

"We are scrutinizing their materials. Whenever there is a minimal chance to ease tensions and enable a person that sincerely repents to come back home, we meet such people halfway," Chaika said.

The Prosecutor General's Office has "amnestied" six to seven businessmen on the "London list." Their arrest has been replaced with a travel restriction, he said.

Titov urged President Vladimir Putin to consider terms of stopping the international search and repealing the arrest warrants for several dozen businessmen wishing to return to Russia from abroad. The president ordered law enforcement agencies to consider Titov's initiative.