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April 29, 1985

The Soviet Union decreed a limited amnesty for convicts to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of World War II. The amnesty, excluding political prisoners and those jailed for violent crimes and corruption, will provide freedom or reduced sentences for some World War II combat veterans, war widows, invalids, pregnant women, minors and others. A decree published by the government newspaper Izvestia did not say how many people will be included.

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