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Amnesty International urges Azerbaijan to release all persons held for exercising their rights and to put an end to torture and other ill-treatment. Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Azerbaijan

, Index number: EUR 55/9130/2018

Politically motivated prosecution and imprisonment of government critics and other dissenting voices, on politically motivated charges, is one of Amnesty International’s longstanding human rights concerns in Azerbaijan. Currently, over 100 victims of politically motivated prosecution languish in Azerbaijani jails. Amnesty International therefore deeply regrets Azerbaijan’s rejection of recommendations to end all politically motivated legal proceedings and release all persons held for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.

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