Azerbaijani parliament passes amnesty act proposed by First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva

The next plenary session of the Azerbaijani parliament has been held May 20.

The review of the appeal of Azerbaijan's first lady, president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP Mehriban Aliyeva to the country's parliament over the adoption of an amnesty act on the occasion of the Republic Day (May 28) was on the agenda.

After discussions the amnesty act was put to the vote and adopted.

The amnesty act is expected to apply to 10,000 prisoners and 3,500 of them will be released from detention.

It is the fourth appeal of Mehriban Aliyeva to the parliament over the adoption of the act of pardon.

Source: Trend