Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 26 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva /
Releasing prisoners pardoned by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev's decree has begun.
Journalist Mushfig Huseynov is among five prisoners who were released today from the Medical Institution No 3 for prisoners suffering from tuberculosis by the pardon decree.
1,060 prisoners are kept in the medical institution. Ten of them sentenced to life imprisonment, four of them are women.
The pardon decree, signed on Dec. 25 by President Ilham Aliyev, is generally applied on 99 prisoners.
Eighty-nine persons have been pardoned. They are prisoners sentenced to imprisonment, including three sentenced to limitation of freedom, six sentenced to the penalty in the form of fine. Three citizens of Afghanistan, two citizens of the Republic of Iran and citizens of Nigeria, Russia, China and Macedonia are also among the pardoned.
Unserved penalty of Azerbaijan Republic citizen Khatira Rahimova, who was sentenced to imprisonment by the verdict of Court for Serious Crimes, was decreased.
4,858 persons were released under 45 decrees signed since 1994, including 13 decrees signed by Ilham Aliyev and 32 by late President Heydar Aliyev. 40,000 prisoners were released in accordance with eight Acts of Amnesty.
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