Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
A plenary meeting of Azerbaijan's parliament kicked off May 20.
The meeting's agenda includes reviewing the appeal of Azerbaijan's first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP Mehriban Aliyeva over the adoption of the act of pardon on the occasion of the Republic Day (May 28).
The act of pardon is expected to apply to 10,000 prisoners and 3,500 of them will be released from the places of detention.
It is the fourth appeal of Mehriban Aliyeva to the parliament over the adoption of the act of pardon.