Azerbaijani president signed a Decree pardoning 176 prisoners aged over 65

Azerbaijani president signed a Decree pardoning 176 prisoners aged over 65
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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today signed a Decree pardoning 176 prisoners aged over 65, APA reports.

The Decree says the decision on pardon was made after considering appeals of convicts over the age of 65 who are in need of special care due to their age and health in connection with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the world, as well as their family members to the head of state, taking into account the health state of convicts, their behavior during the conviction, and being guided by the principles of humanism.

Under the Decree, 176 convicts aged over 65 are released from the unserved part of their prison sentence.

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