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Russia Approving Mass Pardons For Prisoners Convicted of Business-Related Fraud

Up to 9,000 could benefit

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Russia's lower house of parliament has approved a pardon for thousands of prisoners convicted of business-related crimes.

The amnesty will apply to those who have committed offences such as insurance fraud, business fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. Around 9,000 prisoners are expected to benefit.

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