Secretary General of Council of Europe welcomes decision to release Ilgar Mammadov

Secretary General of Council of Europe welcomes decision to release Ilgar Mammadov

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland has welcomed the decision to release the leader of the REAL movement Ilgar Mammadov in Azerbaijan.

"News that the Shaki Court of Appeal in Azerbaijan on August 13 ordered to release Ilgar Mammadov after more than five years in prison is to be welcomed," the Council of Europe's press service said in a statement.

The Shaki Court of Appeal considered the complaint of Ilgar Mammadov, who was in prison. At the trial under the chairmanship of Judge Gunduz Abbasov, the complaint was granted, the decision of the Shaki Court for Heinous Crimes was changed and the remaining part of the sentence was replaced by a conditional release without the right to leave the country.

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