Azerbaijan releases more than 2 thousand prisoners following application of new law

Azerbaijan releases more than 2 thousand prisoners following application of new law
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Last year, measures were continued on implementation of the Presidential Decree dated 03.04.2019 "On deepening reforms in the judicial system", important legislative acts were prepared and most of them were adopted, it has been noted at the meeting of the Judicial-Legal Council of Azerbaijan, APA reports.

"As a further manifestation of high humanism, significant amendments were made to the criminal legislation at the initiative of the President, 35 acts were decriminalized, and alternative punishments were included in the sanctions of 30 articles," it was mentioned.

In connection with the application of new laws in this area, the courts have completely released more than 2,000 prisoners and reduced the sentences of more than 3,300 prisoners.

Sail Aghasalim

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