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The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) on Tuesday filed an unprecedented lawsuit with respect to Azerbaijan not carrying out the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

National Assembly (NA) of Armenia Vice Chairperson Arpine Hovhannisyan, who also heads the NA delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), informed about the aforesaid on her Facebook page.

“The case was about to the unlawful conviction of well-known Azerbaijani oppositionist Ilgar Mammadov,” Hovhannisyan also wrote. “Starting in 2014, both the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly repeatedly adopted decisions and resolutions calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to set Mammadov free. But Mammadov continued to remain imprisoned even three years after the [respective] ECHR judgment.

“Azerbaijan was warned that if it did not carry out the ECHR decision by November 29, an investigation will be launched against it at the ECHR Grand Chamber.

“But even in the case of numerous warnings, Azerbaijani authorities preferred to sound false accusations, rather than carrying out the ECHR decision.”

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