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Detention of Ilgar Mammadov: 'Solutions can be and need to be found', says PACE President

Referring to his recent visit to Azerbaijan, PACE President Pedro Agramunt today referred to the detention of Ilgar Mammadov, whom he met during his visit. “From my discussions with all involved, it was clear how sensitive an issue this is, but also that solutions can be found and need to be found, not just in terms of individual cases, but in relation to legal processes,” Mr Agramunt said.

Adressing PACE Standing Committee in Paris, the President added: “In this respect I was assured that the Azeri authorities would co-operate with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in his Article 52 report on effective implementation of the ECHR, and that dates would be set to receive the SG’s mandated representatives. This is a good starting point which I hope will quickly lead to further advances on this dossier.”