Azerbaijan starts execution of president’s order on pardon
December 30, AzerTAc
The Penitentiary Service of Azerbaijan’s Justice Ministry started the execution of the pardon order signed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
As earlier reported, President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to pardon 87 prisoners. Of them, 79 are released from prison, three people released from correctional work, and five people from fines.
The Decree is being implemented by the officials of the Justice Ministry’s Penitentiary Service, representatives of human rights organizations, state structures, NGOs and media bodies.
The freed prisoners and their families expressed gratitude to the President of Azerbaijan.