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​US Department of State: Azeri President's decision to pardon is a step in the right direction

State Department Spokesman urges to respect fundamental freedoms in the country

Baku. 30 December. REPORT.AZ/ "President Aliyev's decision today to pardon 87 individuals, including 10 considered to have been imprisoned for civic activism, is a step in the right direction", Report informs, it was stated by the US State Department Spokesman Jeff Rathke at a briefing in Washington.

He urged to continue further work in this direction and to respect fundamental freedoms in the country.

On December 29, the Azerbaijani President signed a decree on pardon. According to the order 87 prisoners were pardoned.

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