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Azerbaijan’s Jafarov ‘clearly a prisoner of conscience,’ says OSCE PA human rights Chair

COPENHAGEN, 16 April 2015 – The Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal), today condemned the sentencing of Azerbaijani rights activist Rasul Jafarov to a lengthy prison term and called on the international community to recognize him as a prisoner of conscience.
“The past year has been a period of attack after attack by the authorities in Azerbaijan on the country’s most prominent defenders of civil liberties, justice and clean governance. Today’s sentencing follows a long history of official targeting of Mr. Jafarov, including trumped up charges, financial pressure …read more

Source: OSCE

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