Secretary General of Council of Europe: Khadija Ismayilova Should Be Released Immediately

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland demanded the immediate release of the arrested journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

In his statement of 9 December Jagland expressed concern about the decision of the court to arrest her for two months.

“I am concerned that a Baku court ordered the two-month pre-trial detention of prominent Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

Her arrest was unnecessary. It sends a very negative message to the civil society in Azerbaijan and to the international community.

It once again puts pressure on journalists and human rights defenders in Azerbaijan and fundamentally contradicts the commitments Azerbaijan undertook when it became a member state of the Council of Europe.

I call for the immediate release of Khadija Ismayilova and of the many other Azerbaijani partners of the Council of Europe currently deprived of their liberty, “the statement reads.

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Secretary General of Council of Europe: Khadija Ismayilova Should Be Released Immediately

December 9th, 2014

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland demanded the immediate release of the arrested journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

In his statement of 9 December Jagland expressed concern about the decision of the court to arrest her for two months.

“I am concerned that a Baku court ordered the two-month pre-trial detention of prominent Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

Her arrest was unnecessary. It sends a very negative message to the civil society in Azerbaijan and to the international community.

It once again puts pressure on journalists and human rights defenders in Azerbaijan and fundamentally contradicts the commitments Azerbaijan undertook when it became a member state of the Council of Europe.

I call for the immediate release of Khadija Ismayilova and of the many other Azerbaijani partners of the Council of Europe currently deprived of their liberty, “the statement reads.

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