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Politicians and Experts on Act of Pardon

Politicians and Experts on Act of Pardon

2017 March 17 ( Friday )  14:35:25
 Azərbaycan

The reaction of the public to the act of pardoning on March 16 is ambiguous. Politicians and human rights activists criticize this document because of the fact that political prisoners are not present in it.

A public activist and former political prisoner Bakhtiyar Hajiyev called the pardon act "half-hearted", which upset the families of many political prisoners awaiting the release of their loved ones.

“It is unacceptable that releasing 400 criminals, they did not release 40 political prisoners,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

A human rights activist and former political prisoner Rasul Jafarov noted that only 4 political prisoners out of more than 100 received freedom. “Therefore, this act did not play any role in solving the problem of political prisoners,” Jafarov said.

The leader of the Popular Front opposition party Ali Kerimli called the act of pardon “an imitation of pardon.”

“The policy of the authorities has the character of imitation - this concerns elections, courts and everything else,” he wrote on his Facebook page. -03B-

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