Mehman Aliyev, the imprisoned director of Turan New Agency, has appealed to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in order for his sentence to be commuted to house arrest.
The issue was reported to President Ilham Aliyev following his return from Kazakhstan and the head of state instructed law enforcement agencies to consider Mehman Aliyev’s appeal.
Mehman Aliyev is charged under articles 192.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.1 (tax evasion) and 308 (abuse of power).
The appeal is being considered in accordance with the presidential order dated 10 Feb. 2017 on improving activities in the penitentiary sphere, humanizing the policy of penalty and expanding the use of alternative forms of punishment and procedural coercive measures not related to isolation from society.
The news was first disseminated by haqqin.az.