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Azerbaijan shares data on number of freed convicts as part of act of amnesty

06 December 2021 [19:15] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

Some 1,921 convicts were released in Azerbaijan as part of the act of amnesty, Elnur Musayev, head of the Department for Non-Criminal Prosecution of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan, said at a briefing on the fulfillment of the decision on the announcement of an act of amnesty in connection with November 8 - Victory Day by the prosecution structures, Trend reports on Dec. 6.

Musayev said that 3,448 of them are men and 228 are women.

The Azerbaijani parliament adopted a bill declaring an amnesty due to Victory Day on November 5. The decision entered into force from the date of its adoption.

The amnesty act is expected to cover a total of 15,000 people.


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