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President Ilham Aliyev issues Order to pardon group of convicts

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Baku, March 17, AZERTAC

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today signed an Order pardoning a group of prisoners.

The Order says the decision to pardon the convicts was taken after considering appeals of several convicts, their family members, the Commissioner for Human Rights, human rights organizations to the head of state, as well as the personality of convicts, their health state, family conditions, and their behavior during the conviction.

Under the Order, 137 convicts are released from the unserved part of their prison sentence; six persons are released from correctional work; and five person has his fine cancelled.

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