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French Ambassador to Azerbaijan: “I’ve personally escorted Leyla Yunus and her husband up to Baku airport”

Baku – APA. French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier said he has personally escorted Leyla Yunus and her husband up to Baku Airport, APA reports.

 

The ambassador said Leyla Yunus was concerned over the situation on Rauf Mrgadirov’s arrest: “Because they know each other. Therefore, she asked me and my American colleague to escort her up to the airport. We did not hesitate to do it”.

 

The French ambassador also confirmed that they had granted a visa to L. Yunus: “She was invited to Brussels to participate in a conference. She applied to us for visa. There was no reason to refuse it. She has passport and we issued a visa to her”.

 

The ambassador noted that he knows Yunus as a human rights defender. He also said that he had participated in the opening of Yunus’s joint website with Armenian NGO: “Because we consider that direct dialogue between Azerbaijani and Armenian people, discussion of their anxieties, daily life is one of the ways that makes these peoples close to each other and prevents war in the future”.

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