Baku, Azerbaijan May 17
Azerbaijan's first lady, MP Mehriban Aliyeva has appealed to the country's parliament over the adoption of the act of pardon on the occasion of the Republic Day (May 28), Ziyafat Asgarov, first vice-speaker of Azerbaijani parliament, said May 17.
The act of pardon is expected to apply to 10,000 prisoners, he said, adding that 3,500 of them will be released from the places of detention.
Asgarov pointed out that it is the fourth appeal of Mehriban Aliyeva to the parliament over the adoption of the act of pardon.
It is planned to hold the parliament's meeting on this issue on May 20.