Azerbaijani President signs pardon decree
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 26 / Trend /
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today signed a decree to pardon several prisoners.
Around 79 individuals among prisoners sentenced to imprisonment, four from those sentenced to conditional sentence, four individuals having the penalty in the form of a fine have been pardoned. There are also Iranian, Georgian, Nigerian, Turkish and Bangladeshi citizens among those pardoned.
The order will enter into force upon signature.
Journalists Aydin Janiyev and Anar Bayramli, human rights activists Vidadi Iskanderli and Taleh Khasmammadov and head of the organizational department of the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party Shahin Hasanli are also in the list of those pardoned.