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.