On April 22, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed a decree pardoning 514 convicts in honor of Gadyr gijesi (Night of Omnipotence), the state information agency TDH reports .
Defense Minister, Chairman of the Commission for the preparation of proposals on issues of citizenship and pardon Begench Gundogdyev , together with the heads of law enforcement agencies, was instructed to deliver people home "as soon as possible" and to provide employment to the heads of velayats and cities.
The Night of Omnipotence occupies a special place during the Muslim month of Ramadan, which this year runs from April 2 to May 2. Gadyr gijesi falls on the night of April 28th. According to the canons of Islam, the first suras of the Koran were sent down to the prophet Muhammad on this night.
In Turkmenistan, pardon actions are held 3-4 times a year and are timed to coincide with major holidays. How the pardon takes place and whether people are provided with work after release, read in the article “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” “Indulgence in Turkmen style. In five years, 20,000 prisoners have been pardoned in Turkmenistan.”
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan