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Azeri President expected to sign amnesty act before Novruz holiday

02 March 2005 [07:52] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is expected to sign an amnesty act on the eve of Novruz holiday, Tend reports quoting Zalimkhan Yagud, a member of the commission on pardon at the Azerbaijani President's Apparat.
According to Yagub, the commission will meet soon in this connection.

"The gathering will mull the appeals made to members of the commission. The document containing the names of prison to be pardoned will be submitted to the President. (Trend)

However, it is still the President's authority to select those for pardoning," the MPs underlined. Yagub also noted that it was early to say whether the 'political prisoners' convicted for October 15-16 mass public disorder of 2003 will be included in the list.

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