Azerbaijan, Baku, June 26 /Trend/
The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Pedro Agramunt and Joseph Debono Grech have welcomed the pardon by President Ilham Aliyev and release of nine people detained during an unauthorized protest rally in April last year, the Assembly's official website reported.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an Executive Order pardoning a number of convicts on Friday.
The order pardoned 66 people sentenced to imprisonment, 58 people sentenced to limitation of freedom, two people sentenced to the punishment as correctional work, six people sentenced to punishment in form of fine.
People detained during an unauthorized protest rally on April 2, 2011 in Baku were among the pardoned: head of the central executive body of the party Musavat Arif Hajili, Tural Abbasli, Zulfugar Eyvazov, Rufat Hajibeyli Babek Hasanov, Sahib Karimov, Ahad Mammadli, Mohammed Madzhidli, Ulvi Guliyev.
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