European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the release of Khadija Ismayilova

Bruxelles, 25/05/2016 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 160525_04
Statements by the Spokesperson

The decision of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to conditionally release Khadija Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist, marks a further step in progress towards Azerbaijan's compliance with its international commitments and contributes to the enhancement of relations between the European Union and Azerbaijan. The European Union hopes that this progress will be maintained, through lifting Ms Ismayilova's travel ban, and the release and rehabilitation of all those currently imprisoned or under restriction of movement in Azerbaijan on political grounds.

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