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The functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan

Amendment No. 18 | Doc. 14403 | 10 October 2017

Ms Lotta JOHNSSON FORNARVE, Sweden, UEL ; Ms Annette GROTH, Germany, UEL ; Mr Matjaž HANŽEK, Slovenia, UEL ; Mr Andrej HUNKO, Germany, UEL ; Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL ; Mr Ertuğrul KÜRKÇÜ, Turkey, UEL ; Mr George LOUCAIDES, Cyprus, UEL ; Mr Marco NICOLINI, San Marino, UEL ; Ms Ulla SANDBÆK, Denmark, UEL ; Mr Søren SØNDERGAARD, Denmark, UEL
2017 - Fourth part-session

In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 6, insert the following sentences:

"In 2013-2017, 20 journalists and bloggers were arrested on criminal charges (drug trafficking or hooliganism). There are groups of so-called "prisoners of Facebook", young people who go to prison because of criticising the policy of the authorities on Facebook. Today, 15 journalists and bloggers are in prison."