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Azerbaijani Parliament unanimously passes amnesty act proposed by First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva (UPDATE)

Society Materials 7 May 2013 14:13 (UTC +04:00)
The Azerbaijani Parliament unanimously passed an amnesty act proposed by First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva on May 7.

The details were added (the first version was posted at 13:48)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 7 / Trend A. Akhundov /

The Azerbaijani Parliament unanimously passed an amnesty act proposed by First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva on May 7.

The Amnesty Act was included on the agenda at the initiative of Azerbaijani First Lady, MP Mehriban Aliyeva in connection with the 90th anniversary of Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev.

According to the document, the amnesty will affect 9,000 people, over 2,000 of them will be released.

According to the act, the women who had not committed crimes representing a greater threat to the society, and those convicted of committing less heinous crimes, the perpetrators who had committed the crimes under 18 years old, invalids of the first and second groups, men who have reached 60 years old, individuals having minor and disabled children of the first or second groups, individuals who participated in the battles to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, internally displaced persons as a result of occupying some Azerbaijani territories, individuals of other categories.

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