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Release of Azerbaijani Human Rights Lawyer Intigam Aliyev
March 29, 2016

Press Statement

John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
March 28, 2016

The United States welcomes today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to conditionally release human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. This follows the March 17 release of more than a dozen other individuals. We urge the government to release other individuals who have been incarcerated for exercising their fundamental freedoms and to end restrictions on the movement of those released, and we look forward to working with the Azerbaijani government on additional positive steps.