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"Persons convicted of economic crimes may pay a fine and be released from prison… Those who have the status of suspects and defendants and such a measure of restraint as detention was chosen for them, may pay bail and also be freed," Portnov said.

"The issue concerns thousands of people… But the law clearly stipulates that the state budget should receive the proper compensation," he said.

Portnov said that the need to adopt the law was triggered by the excessive interference of law enforcement agencies in the activity of economic entities and, consequently, by the existence of undue obstacles to entrepreneurial activities.

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