Ukraine parliament backs unconditional amnesty for detained protesters

KIEV Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:12am EST

KIEV Feb 21 (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament on Friday voted heavily in favour of an unconditional amnesty for all those detained or who might face possible prosecution in the current unrest.

The amnesty, which means all charges will be dropped against people detained or who might fear arrest for participating in protests, was part of an EU-brokered agreement signed between President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders to end a protracted crisis.

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