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Azerbaijan considers amendment to Criminal Code regarding postponement of sentence for some prisoners


Azerbaijan’s president has proposed a draft amendment to Article 79 (postponement of serving sentences for pregnant women and persons having juvenile children) of the Criminal Code.

 

The draft amendment envisages a postponement of serving sentences for convicted women who have children under the age of 14, as well as convicted men, on their own, bringing up children under the age of 14 until their children reach to the age of 14.

 

According to the valid article of the Criminal Code, the age limit is eight.

 

The draft amendment will be discussed in a parliamentary meeting on October 20.   

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