US expresses position to judicial decision on detainees of April 2 rally

US expresses position to judicial decision on detainees of April 2 rally
# 04 October 2011 07:37 (UTC +04:00)
The United States further regrets decisions by the same court on August 25 to convict Sahib Karimov, Babek Hasanov, Zulfuqar Eyvazli, Arif Alishli, Elshan Hasanov, and Elnur Israfilov on similar charges.

The United States recalls the Government of Azerbaijan’s obligations under its Constitution and international commitments to respect the rights of all its citizens to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.

Accordingly, the United States calls upon Azerbaijan’s judicial authorities to ensure any appeals of these convictions are reviewed in accordance with Azerbaijan’s constitutional and international commitments.

The report reads that these commitments exist to help all Azerbaijanis deepen their country’s democratic culture, processes, and institutions.
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