Baku, Azerbaijan, March 17
Execution of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s pardon decree has been completed in Azerbaijan on March 17, Trend reports.
Under the presidential decree, a total of 431 people were pardoned. Among them, 399 people were freed from the unserved part of their prison sentences.
The punishment of one person sentenced to life imprisonment has been replaced by 25 years in prison and that of two people by 20 years in prison. In addition, one person is exempt from serving delayed sentence. Eleven people have been exempted from conditional sentence.
One person was freed from public works, 12 people were exempted from punishment in the form of a fine.
Among the pardoned are 14 foreign citizens, including three Georgian citizens, two from Russia and Nigeria each, and one from Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, China, Cameroon, India and Belarus each.