Azerbaijani president signs pardon order

  18 March 2021    Read: 1312
 Azerbaijani president signs pardon order

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order pardoning a number of convicts.

The decision to pardon the convicts was taken after considering appeals of several convicts, their family members, human rights organizations to the Azerbaijani President, as well as the personality of convicts, their health state, family conditions, and their behavior during the conviction.

Under the order, 475 convicts are released from the unserved part of their prison sentence.  The punishment of three persons sentenced to life imprisonment are replaced by 25 years in prison Moreover, the unserved part of the sentence of 98 convicts is reduced by half.


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