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The President signed a pardon order

ForeAzerbaijan presidents Ilham Aliyev Today, May 27, signed an order to pardon a number of convicts

Azerbaijan presidents Ilham Aliyev Today, May 27, signed an order to pardon a number of convicts.

According to the order, 168 people were sentenced to imprisonment from the unserved part of the sentence free was made.

In addition, the unserved part of the sentences of 36 people sentenced to imprisonment has been reduced by half.

In addition, 3 people were sentenced to probation free was made.

Also, 6 people sentenced to deprivation of liberty from the unserved part of the sentence free was made.

The order applied to a total of 213 people.

Saleh Rustamli will also be released

Among those released political There are also prisoners.

One of them is the former head of the Gadabay District Executive Power, who was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison on charges of money laundering. Saleh Rustamliis.

Towards the end of last year, he went on a hunger strike for more than 40 days, saying his arrest was illegal.

As well as threats way The head of Azel.TV, who was arrested for 7 years (then reduced to 6 years) on charges of extortion Afgan Sadigov was also released.

Political and another person included in the list of prisoners and subject to this pardon Azerbaijan Driver of the chairman of the Popular Front Party Ali Karimli Pasha Umudovstop. He was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison on drug charges.

Reminder

Earlier, a total of 67 pardon orders were issued in Azerbaijan.

As a result of these orders, about 9,000 people were released.

The last pardon order was signed on March 18, 2021. There are about 40 of the 475 released prisoners political a person considered a prisoner also benefited.

However, a number of local human rights organizations stressed that in the country, still 10Around 0, political prisoners remain.

However, officials do not accept the idea that there are political prisoners in the country’s prisons.

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