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PACE President welcomes the decision of Azerbaijan's Supreme Court to release Khadija Ismayilova

Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to release investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

“Khadija Ismayilova is a long-standing partner of the Council of Europe and a staunch defender of human rights in her country. Today’s decision, which follows the recent release of many prominent journalists and human rights defenders, confirms my belief that Azerbaijan is at a turning point and I encourage the country to continue on this positive path.”