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Azerbaijan: Ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on non-compliance with its previous judgment sets an important precedent

, Index number: EUR 55/0455/2019

Amnesty International welcomes the 29 May decision by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) that Azerbaijan had failed to fulfil its obligation to comply with the Court’s 2014 ruling in the case of opposition leader Ilgar Mammadov. This judgment underscores that Azerbaijan must end prosecution and incarceration of government opponents and human rights defenders under trumped-up charges, and ensure release, acquittal and reparation for all victims of such violations.

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