| MOSCOW. Sept 17 (Interfax) - Russian human rights commissioner
Vladimir Lukin has categorically
disagreed with the Ulyanovsk region pardon commission that granted a pardon
to Yury Budanov, a man convicted of killing a Chechen woman.
"I can say only one thing here. Naturally, as human rights commissioner,
I am inclined to support humane solutions on any issues. And if an individual
repents for his crime and truly changes, he has to be pardoned. But here
we are dealing with an absolutely specific case, and I cannot support
the Ulyanovsk commission's decision," Lukin told Interfax on the
phone from Athens on Friday.