Law "On the Rehabilitation of Unlawfully Repressed Persons"



The Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia resolves:

1. To rehabilitate all those persons, who, on the basis of the RFSSR Criminal Code, have been repressed without any by court sentence, who have been sentenced, or against whom criminal procedures have been completed, based on non-rehabilitative circumstances:

1) for actions within the territory of Latvia, committed before the introduction of the RFSSR Criminal Code on November 26, 1940, which, according to the laws of the Republic of Latvia were not regarded as crimes;

2) for actions cited in Articles 581-5814 of the RFSSR Criminal Code, excluding those persons who are guilty of crimes against peace, crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes against non-combatants, as defined by international law, as well as those persons who are guilty of falsifying of criminal charges;

3) for actions cited in paragraphs 59(4) - 59(6), 60-62, 64, 66, 68-70, 79(1) - 79(4), 84(a), 87(a), 122, 192(a), 193(7) (item "d"). 193(10a) of the RFSSR Criminal Code;

4) for actions cited in paragraphs 59(10), 59(13), 81, 84, 121, 182 (part 1 and 4) of the RFSSR Criminal Code, if they are connected with commitment of such actions for which rehabilitation may be granted.

2. Persons who have been rehabilitated by this or other laws and who were charged with crimes for actions cited in Article 82 of the RFSSR Criminal Code, may be rehabilitated also by the provisions of this Article.

3. To rehabilitate all those persons who have been sentenced or against whom criminal procedures have been completed on the basis of non-rehabilitative circumstances, for actions cited in Article 7 of the USSR Law of December 25, 1958 "On Criminal Responsibility for State Crimes" and Article 65 of the Latvian SSR Criminal Code (according to the wording of the Decrees of the Presidium of the Latvian SSR Supreme Soviet of January 6 and August 21, 1961 and February 23, 1984) and 183(1).

4. The provisions of Articles 1, 2 and 3 of this law shall also apply to the rehabilitation of those persons who were subjected to forced medical treatments by court decision.

5. Articles 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this law apply to the residents of Latvia who have been sentenced, have been repressed without court sentence or against whom criminal procedures have been completed, based on the non-rehabilitative circumstances within the territory of Latvia, for actions committed within or outside the territory of Latvia. Articles 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this law also apply to the residents of Latvia who had been repressed outside the territory of Latvia after June 17, 1940.

Chairman, Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia
A.Gorbunovs

Secretary, Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia
I.Daudiss


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