ALDA concerned by the recent events in Azerbaijan
ALDA joins EU High Representative Ashton, EI Commissioner Füle and Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland in expressing our deep concern about the arrest on 4 February of Tofig Yagublu and Ilgar Mammadov.
ALDA knows and has worked with Ilgar Mammadov in his capacity as Director of the Council of Europe Baku School of Political Studies through the past many years and knows Ilgar Mammadov as a person with a high level of integrity and professional standards who works for the further development and democratisation of Azerbaijan.
For more information about the arrests and the current situation in Azerbaijan:
Statement from HR Ashton and Commissioner Füle
Press release from the Council of Europe
Statement from PACE