translated from Spanish: Government and commutative pardon law: «There is no arbitrary discrimination»

The spokesman defended the initiative, after eleven government senators filed an injunction with the TC, because the rule, which allows sentences to be served in full house arrest, as a way to prevent the Covid-19 in prisons, excludes convicted of felonies and violations of DDs. Hh.

Government spokesman Minister Karla Rubilar defended the government’s widespread commutative pardon project, and was approved by Congress to address the threat of coronavirus in the country’s criminal population.
The spokeswoman said in conversation with Radio Universo, that «there is no arbitrary discrimination», after the regulations excluded from the benefit, that it is able to transfer to households the fulfillment of the sentence, the convictions for serious crimes and for violations of the Dd. Hh.
This is why eleven government senators filed an injunction with the TC, arguing that discrimination should be by age and not by the type of conviction.
«We have presented this project of humanitarian pardons for health reasons, it has to do with what we are seeing in The Prison of Puente Alto. We seek that adults, elderly persons deprived of liberty, pregnant women or children under the age of two can go out to full house arrest, when they have committed crimes other than murder, rape, but crimes that could be their sentences in a total house arrest,» said The Minister General of Government.
The minister also said that «the Government has decided on a standard that has to do with the most serious crimes, where crimes are of humanity, but there are also the crimes of homicide, rape with homicide, and others. And in that context, it must be understood that a more serious standard of crimes was generated in which the possibility of such a pardon is not considered.»

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