Full text of Iraq’s recently passed amnesty law
(9 ARTICLES TOTAL)
The Amnesty Law
A general amnesty applies on convicted Iraqis and on (convicted) people who were residing in Iraq, for the time remaining in sentences. They are released in compliance with a provision stated by the committee that has been formed in accordance with Article 5 of this law.
The following (individuals) are excepted from of the provision of Article 1 of this law:
First: Those sentenced to death in accordance with the Iraqi penal law number 111 of the year 1969.
Second: People who are convicted of the following crimes:
A. The crimes provided for in Paragraph 2 of the Article 1 of the Iraqi High Criminal Court law, number 10 of the year 2005.
B. Terrorist crimes, if they caused a death or permanent disability.
C. Crimes of voluntary killing.
D. Crimes of involuntary manslaughter in which those related (to the crime) people refuse to abandon their personal rights.
E. Crimes of abducting people.
F. Crimes of theft associated with aggravating circumstances.
G. Crimes of embezzlement of state funds or despoiling of them.
H. Crimes of rape or of homosexuality.
I. Crimes of incest.
J. Crimes of counterfeiting Iraqi or foreign currency or of forging official documents.
K. Crimes (related to) drugs.
L. Crimes of trafficking in artifacts.
M. Crimes which are laid out by the Military Penal Law, number 19 of the year 2007.