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The Ombudsman sent motion to the Milli Majlis with regard to declaring the amnesty
Office of Ombudsman
Press-release
N 1705-2280/20-11, 25.01.2011
 
 
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Azerbaijan pays close attention to protection of the rights of inmates along with other rights.
 
Considering the motions of the Commissioner, 326 inmates, including juveniles, women, ill persons, the elderly and journalists have been liberated up to date. 
 
Recently Elmira Suleymanova sent motion to the Milli Majlis with regard to declaring the amnesty.
 
The motion contains the following: "As a result of reforms carried out in the field of human rights protection, great changes happened in the whole legal system of the country. A number of laws were adopted. Amnesty and pardoning are very important among those reforms. As a result of humanism policy of the state 9 amnesty acts have been adopted and 48 pardon Decrees were signed up to now”.
 
In the appeal it was noted this year is significant from the point of the anniversaries of a number of national and international events such as the 20th anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan, the 10th anniversary of admittance of Azerbaijan to the membership of the Council of Europe, the 10th anniversary of the Constitutional Law on Ombudsman, the 10th anniversary of joining to the European Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and to the European Convention against Torture.
 
Moreover, the 45th anniversary of adoption and the 35th anniversary of entering into force the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will be also marked this year.
 
It was noted according to Article 1.5 of the Constitutional Law on Ombudsman may submit motion to Milli Majlis with regard to declaring amnesty.
 
Considering the above mentioned issues, having respect for human rights and freedoms set forth in the Constitution of Azerbaijan and in international agreements, basing on universal values, and democratic ideals, believing in educative significance of exemption from punishment, noting that freedom, justice and peace are the main condition of democratic society, guiding with the above mentioned principles of Constitutional Law, the Commissioner proposed to adopt decision on amnesty.
 
The Commissioner stressed her belief that parliamentarians will support her proposal.
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