President Ilham Aliyev issues Order to pardon group of convicts

Baku, December 28, AZERTAC

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

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, 198 convicts are released from the unserved part of their prison sentence; three persons are released from correctional work; and nine person has his fine cancelled.

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