U.S. Department of State News: Release of Ilgar Mammadov

U.S. Department of State News: Release of Ilgar Mammadov

WASHINGTONU.S. Department of State released the following statement:

The United States welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Court of Appeal to release Republican Alternative Party Chairman Ilgar Mammadov, whose conviction and imprisonment for over five years raised serious concerns about the rule of law in Azerbaijan.  We call on the government to drop the charges against him, in keeping with its international obligations and the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights.

We urge the Azerbaijani authorities to release all other individuals who have been imprisoned for exercising their fundamental freedoms.

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SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV

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