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Azerbaijani ombudsman appeals to president to pardon 1,000 prisoners

Society Materials 23 December 2009 13:24 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova appealed to the president, requesting a pardon for 1,000 prisoners.
Azerbaijani ombudsman appeals to president to pardon 1,000 prisoners

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 23 / Trend A. Gasimova /

Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova appealed to the president, requesting a pardon for 1,000 prisoners.

The ombudsman examined the possibility of pardoning these prisoners after receiving appeals from their families, as they do not represent a danger to society.

During the ombudsman's tenure, about 300 prisoners have been pardoned.

Upon the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation President, MP Mehriban Aliyeva, parliament adopted an act of amnesty in March 2009.

The Ombudsman has applied with a request to include 80 prisoners, as well as journalist Mushfig Huseynov in the next act of amnesty.

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