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Opposition members arrested in October 15-16 happenings will be amnestied

15 March 2005 [22:11] - TODAY.AZ
Meetings of Amnesty Commission at president are on.
In his report to APA president of National Non-Governmental Organizations Forum Azay Guliyev stated that, the applications are still being discussed: "I have already presented 25 appeals to the Presidential Office. Last week because of some reasons, the meeting of commission members was not held. The last events also affected it. I suppose, this week the meetings of the commission will continue".

It must be mentioned that, European Council put some demands in front of Azerbaijan. One of them is setting the political prisoners free till spring session of EC Parliamentary Assembly to be held in April. APA was informed from some sources in the Presidential Office that, prisoners whose names are in the list of political prisoners as well as former minister of defense Rahim Gaziyev and opposition members arrested in October 15-16 happenings will be amnestied.

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