EU Welcomes Azerbaijan’s Amnesty for 400 Political Activists

The European Union has welcomed Azerbaijan’s determination to offer amnesty to numerous political activists and journalists.

European Fee spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic stated the amnesty for over 400 folks included representatives of political events, nongovernment organizations, bloggers and journalists, calling it “a welcome step.”

Kocijancic stated “the European Union expects that additional related steps will observe in future consistent with Azerbaijan’s worldwide commitments.” She added the EU will “proceed its engagement with Azerbaijan to step up the cooperation, together with on human rights, which constitutes a vital ingredient of our relationship.”

Azerbaijan has maintained shut ties with the West, serving to defend its power and safety pursuits within the Caspian Sea. On the similar time, it has lengthy confronted criticism within the West for alleged human rights abuses and the suppression of dissent.

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