Azerbaijan's president approves amnesty for 87 prisoners, US urges release of others

December 29, 2014 8:00 PM

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BAKU, Azerbaijan – President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan has approved an amnesty that will free 87 inmates in the ex-Soviet nation.

The amnesty, which Aliev signed Monday, will include some opposition activists and journalists, according to rights activist Novella Dzhafaroglu.

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