EU on the sentencing of Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu

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"The High Representative and Commissioner note with regret that the verdicts against Mr Mammadov and Mr Yaqublu appear politically motivated," the joint statement underlined.

The two politicians were sentenced to long terms in prison in Azerbaijan.


The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and the European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule released a statement on the sentencing of Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu on charges of staging riots in Ismayili, Azerbaijan.

Spokepersons of the two EU Officials said on 20 March:  "The High Representative and the Commissioner have learned with concern that opposition politicians Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu have been sentenced to long terms in prison by t...


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