Crimes included in General Amnesty Draft Law


Published: 2019-01-20 17:23

Last Updated: 2021-05-14 12:55

Crimes included in General Amnesty Draft Law
Crimes included in General Amnesty Draft Law

During a press conference held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, Head of the Legal Committee, MP Abd Al Monem Odat, announced the list of crimes included in the amendments of the General Amnesty Draft Law.

Odat stressed that the new amendments are based on legal regulations, which the government adhered by and excluded: state security crimes which affect internal and external security, as well as economic crimes, integrity crimes, corruption crimes, rape crimes and drug trafficking.

Following is a list of the most prominent crimes to be covered by the Amnesty Law:

  • Cyber crimes
  • Traffic fines.
  • Drug use.
  • Residency penalties and fines.
  • Theft and forgery -if charges are dropped.
  • Cheque fraud, reserving the right of the creditor to continue maintaining claim against the debtor.
  • Crimes which violate Labor Law, the Water Authority, electricity.
  • Arson -in case of reconciliation.
  • Trust crimes which do not exceed two years imprisonment including: threats, extortion and slander.
  • Murder, premeditated murder, and incomplete attempted murder -if charges are dropped.
  • The sentence for aggravated murder was reduced to 6 months -if charges are dropped.