Czech Republic: The president pardoned a Polish couple convicted of importing hallucinogenic drugs from Peru

Czech Republic: The president pardoned a Polish couple convicted of importing hallucinogenic drugs from Peru
Czech Republic: The president pardoned a Polish couple convicted of importing hallucinogenic drugs from Peru
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Blazek said that he had discussed the matter with President Zeman. “The president told me that he would grant my request to pardon them. Thank you Milosz Zeman for his wise and human position,” the head of the Ministry of Justice wrote on Twitter.

Jarosław and Karolina K. the court imposed sentences of eight years in prison for each illicit trade in psychotropic drugs. Together with them, a Czech citizen was sentenced to a lesser and conditional prison sentence. According to the indictment, from 2015 to October last year, the three imported from Peru ayahuasca drink concentrate, which contains the hallucinogenic substance DMT, which is banned in the Czech Republic. This drink was supposed to be from 5 thousand. years used for the ritual ritual of shamans in the Peruvian jungle.

Participation in similar rituals with the use of ayahuasca drink could be ordered at Mr. and Mrs. K.’s house near Novy Jichin. These internships were to be attended mainly by foreigners from Poland, Germany and Denmark. The convicts were to bring over 200 kg of concentrate to the Czech Republic, from which about 300 liters of drink were produced.

Chairman of the Pirate Parliamentary Club Jacob Michalekwho appealed to the president for clemency, thanked President Zeman. “I believe that over time we will change our criminal justice policy so that judges are not forced to hand down unfair sentences,” he said.

After the court decision in the Czech Republic, it was pointed out that the eight-year prison sentence for the Polish couple is higher than that imposed for brutal acts.

During his tenure in office, i.e. since March 2013, President Zeman pardoned 23 people.

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