Azerbaijan completes execution of presidential order on pardon

Baku: The execution of the presidential order on pardon has been completed in Azerbaijan, APA reports.

On December 29, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed an order pardoning 87 people.

Some 79 people, sentenced to imprisonment, were pardoned, three people were exempt from correctional work, and five people were exempt from the penalty of a fine.

Among those pardoned there are editor-in-chief of Khural newspaper Avaz Zeynalli, editor-in-chief of P.S Nota newspaper Sardar Alibeyli, lawyer Gurban Mammadov, two members of the NIDA movement – Uzeyir Mammadli and Zaur Gurbanli.