Spokesperson of the Secretary General

Statement on the situation of Arif Yunus
Secretary General Strasbourg 13 November 2015
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Spokesperson of the Secretary General

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has on several occasions expressed his concern over the detention of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan including Arif Yunus. The Secretary General therefore welcomes his release from jail as a humanitarian gesture and hopes that similar decisions will follow.

See also:
Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe