EU welcomes presidential pardon order

  • 20:33 17 March 2019

EU welcomes presidential pardon order

The European Union welcomed the decision of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to pardon more than 400 prisoners on the eve of the Novruz holiday, among whom are members of political parties, non-governmental organizations, bloggers and journalists, the statement of the representative of the Office of External Relations and Security Policy of the European Union says, ONA reports citing the statement of the EU.

The statement reads that The European Union expects that further similar steps will follow in future in line with Azerbaijan's international commitments.The EU will continue its engagement with Azerbaijan to step up the cooperation, including on human rights, which constitutes an essential element of our relationship.

Faig Mahmudov

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