The presidency of the Iraqi Parliament on Friday (October 12th) said it will exclude those who committed terrorist crimes from a draft law that could give all Iraqi prisoners amnesty.
The draft law aims to make national reconciliation in Iraq a reality, according to Mohammed al-Khalidi, council rapporteur.
"The sub-committee reviewing the general pardon law -- which we hope will be presented for voting next week -- excluded those who undertake bombings and assassinations, and fugitives from prison, from benefiting from the law," he told Al-Shorfa.
"The law aims to make comprehensive national reconciliation in the country a reality and establish civil peace," he said. "But it will not benefit al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups involved in terrorist bombings and assassinations."
The law would give a "general and comprehensive amnesty for Iraqi civilians and military personnel inside or outside Iraq, who were sentenced either in person or in absentia, and they would be pardoned from serving the remainder of their prison terms, whether these sentences are final or not", he said.