President signs decree pardoning a group of prisoners

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to pardon 87 prisoners, AzerTag state news agency reported.

According to the presidential decree, of them 79 are released from prison, three people released from correctional work, and five people from fines.

The decision on pardon was made after the appeals of a number of prisoners, their family members, the Commissioner for Human Rights, the human rights organizations, addressed to the President, was taken into account the personality, health status, marital status of prisoners, their behavior while serving their sentence and proceeding from the principles of humanism.