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Statement of the Azerbaijani National Platform on Detention of Activists
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The National Platform of Azerbaijan has issued a statement on the detention of seven young members of the NIDA Civic Movement by Azerbaijani authorities. The National Platform expressed its concern over the intensification of politically motivated arrests in the country in 2013 and considers the allegations against these activists as being intended to silence their public-political activeness and to discourage their involvement in political and public activities.
The National Platform is therefore calling on the Azerbaijani government to put an end to unreasonable accusations against youths, to comply with the standards required by the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and to immediately release the detainees.
The full statement is available here.