PACE President Condemns Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

PACE President Anne Brasseur expressed deep concern over the arrest of journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

“Taking into account the recent arrests of prominent human rights defenders – many of whom are valuable partners of the Council of Europe – I have to express my deep concern at her arrest. As a member state of the Council of Europe, Azerbaijan must respect the standards of the ECHR. Therefore, I urge the competent authorities of Azerbaijan to ensure that the standards of the Convention are respected in any judicial and legal proceedings against Ms Ismayilova as well as against other human rights activists”, declared PACE President.

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PACE President Condemns Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

December 8th, 2014

PACE President Anne Brasseur expressed deep concern over the arrest of journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

“Taking into account the recent arrests of prominent human rights defenders – many of whom are valuable partners of the Council of Europe – I have to express my deep concern at her arrest. As a member state of the Council of Europe, Azerbaijan must respect the standards of the ECHR. Therefore, I urge the competent authorities of Azerbaijan to ensure that the standards of the Convention are respected in any judicial and legal proceedings against Ms Ismayilova as well as against other human rights activists”, declared PACE President.

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