EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

President’s Pardon Is Not For Political Prisoners In Azerbaijan

Posted by Info on 27/12/2009

Any act of pardon or amnesty should be welcomed from the viewpoint of humanism; however, the President’s pardon has not solved the problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. This was stated by Emin Guseinov, Director of the Institute of Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), in his comments on the order of the head of Azerbaijan.

He has emphasized that persistent appeals of the international community to release bloggers Emin Milli and Adnan Gadjizade and journalists Einullah Fatullaev and Ganimat Zakhidov, who were recognized by the Amnesty International to be prisoners of conscience, remained unheard.

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