Civil society is waiting for a pardon

«As always, we have great expectations from the upcoming orders, but another question whether they will become true," said Novella Jafaroglu, the head of the Women Rights Protection Society, a member of the Joint Working Group on Human Rights, commenting on the imminent pardon on the eve of Novruz.

She noted that the list of political prisoners compiled by the Monitoring group of human rights organizations, have been submitted to the Commission on issues of pardons. According to some reports,   it includes  several hundred  candidates for a pardon. Thus,  since the beginning of March the  Commission on Pardons considered more  than 400 appeals, and lists including  about 300 people  have been presented the head of state.-05B-

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