US welcomes pardon decree signed by president Ilham Aliyev

Tue 19 Mar 2019 16:46 GMT | 20:46 Local Time

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The United States welcomes the March 16 pardon and release of over 400 people, including 51 political prisoners considered to be representatives of the political opposition, civil society, and religious groups, Report informs citing the US embassy in Azerbaijan.

"We encourage Azerbaijan to take additional positive steps in the months ahead, consistent with Azerbaijan’s international obligations and commitments to protect the fundamental freedoms of its citizens," the US embassy said in a statement.

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