Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

EU statement: ‘Hasan Huseynli sentence is part of a disturbing trend’ in Azerbaijan

‘This sentence is part of a disturbing trend’, said a statement from EEAS Spokespersons on the arrest of Hasan Huseynli, leader of a respected NGO in Azerbaijan last week. ‘We have learned with concern that Hasan Huseynli has been harshly sentenced to a lengthy prison term by the Ganja Court on 14 July 2014 on alleged charges of 'hooliganism', a statement said.  ‘And we underline that we expect Azerbaijan to act in line with its responsibility as the current chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers and to honour the obligations and commitments to which it has subscribed as a Member of the Council of Europe.’ 


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