Azerbaijan to reduce sentences for persons under legal age

Baku: President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an order on application of the law on amendments to the country’s Criminal Code, dated 20 October 2015.

The Cabinet of Ministers is due to fulfill all tasks envisaged in the presidential order.

According to the amendments to the Criminal Code, not counting the conditional sentence, sentences for persons under legal age, convicted of crimes, shall be reduced based on Article No83 of the Criminal Code, and at the expiration of the following periods sentences shall be terminated:

– six months from the date of serving relatively lighter punishment than the imprisonment;

– one year from the date of serving the punishment of imprisonment for crimes, not representing big public danger and less serious crimes;

– three years from the date of serving the punishment of imprisonment for serious or extremely serious crimes.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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