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Mehman Huseynov stopped at the border

Communiqué by the President of the Conference of INGOs
Strasbourg 9 April 2019
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Mehman Huseynov stopped at the border

Mehman Huseynov was officially invited by the President of Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe to contribute to the discussion during the meeting of the Human Rights Committee of the Conference of INGOs.  This morning at 4 am Mehman Huseynov was stopped at the border and not allowed to leave Baku.

Chair of the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety, Mehman Huseynov was released from prison without charges on 2  March.  Following his release he renewed his passport and obtained a long-term French visa on 8 April 2019.

The Conference of INGOs is stunned by this incident which restricts Mehamn Huseynov's freedom of movement and will follow the situation very closely.