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PACE President visits Ilgar Mamedov in jail N 2


on an official visit to Baku, President of PACE Pedro Agramunt , who is in Baku with an official visit, paid a visit to jail N2  Ilgar Mammadov,  the convicted leader of the "Republican Alternative"  Movement . Agramunt wrote about it his microblog on Twitter, posting photos from the meeting: "Today I met with the  convicted Ilgar Mammadov. We continue to work to solve  his case," he wrote.

* Ilgar Mammadov and Tofig Yagublu were sentenced to seven and five years in prison on charges of organizing riots in Ismayilli on 23-24 January 2013. Both political figures denied his guilt.  The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in May 2014 found a violation of the rights of Ilgar Mammadov of Article 5 (right to liberty and security), Article 6 (the right to the presumption of innocence) and Article 18 (limits the use of restrictions on rights.)

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and other international organizations Amnesty International human rights organization International which recognized Yagublu and Mamedov "prisoners of conscience", calling for their release. 



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