51 political prisoners given presidential pardon

Many more remain behind bars <<2019 releases>> On 16 March, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree pardoning more than four hundred prisoners who had their sentences reduced or were released the following day. Of these, 51 are recognized as political prisoners. The decree came after pervasive pressure from human rights groups and international campaigns, … Continue reading 51 political prisoners given presidential pardon

Nizami Maharram oglu GANIYEV

Protestor Siyazan resident Date of arrest – 14 January 2016 Charges (articles of the Criminal Code) – 186.2.2 – Deliberate destruction or damage of another's property which caused significant damage to a victim, by an arson, explosion or other publicly dangers way or entailed heavy consequences; 228.1 – Illegal purchase, transfer, selling, storage, transportation or … Continue reading Nizami Maharram oglu GANIYEV