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Azerbaijan’s unlawful detention of Ilgar Mammadov leads to unprecedented infringement proceedings with a referral to the Strasbourg Court

, Index number: EUR 55/7568/2017

Amnesty International welcomes the 5 December decision by the Council of Europe to open infringement proceedings against Azerbaijan for its refusal to respect the 2014 judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and release a prominent opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Ilgar Mammadov.

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