House legal panel debates general pardon bill

Amman, The Lower House’s Legal Committee on Tuesday debated the 2018 general pardon draft law during a session chaired by MP Abdel Moneim Oudat.

Oudat, a lawyer, said that the panel examined with stakeholders crimes excluded by the bill, including forgery, espionage, drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as crimes committed contrary to the provisions of articles 23 to 28 of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Law, and the fines for violation of the income tax law and the laws on general tax, sales tax and customs.

The meeting was attended by the ministers of Justice and Labour, the minister of state for Legal Affairs, the Tax Department Director, President of the Opinion and Legislation Bureau, the State Security Court president and other concerned officials and specialists.

Source: Jordan News Agency