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Explanatory comments by MP Elkhan Suleymanov regarding the Information Note by Pedro Agramunt

Explanatory comments 

by Mr. Elkhan Suleymanov, member of Azerbaijani delegation,

regarding the Information Note on

Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: What follow-up on respect for human rights?” (October 21, 2014) by Mr. Pedro AgramuntRapporteur on Azerbaijan in the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

 The Information Note by the Rapporteur submitted both the positions of local NGOs and authorities on the information provided about the situation of human rights, as well as the considerations of international NGOs. 

We kindly present to you the following explanatory comments to the provisions of Information Note:

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Azerbaijan warns against direct interference in its justice system by forces within PACE

Azerbaijan has cautioned fellow members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) against using the pretext of human rights to engage in direct interference in the Azerbaijan justice system, PR Newswire website said.

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PACE Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee discussed Information Note on Azerbaijan during Paris meeting

Elkhan Suleymanov

Member of Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE

 

PACE Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee met in Paris on 10th December. Among other issues, Information Note on “Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: What follow-up on respect for human rights?” by Pedro Agramunt, Rapporteur on Azerbaijan, was discussed.

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Book titled ?Sarsang SOS: historical and cultural monuments in danger? presented

The book titled “Sarsang SOS: historical and cultural monuments in danger” has today been presented in Azerbaijani, English and French versions, APA reports.

 The book was published within the project “Call of Sarsang” of the Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan.

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To Members of Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament

Honourable Presidents,

 

I want to bring to your attention a matter that can throw a grave shadow over the nature and objectivity of the European Parliament. I ask for your attention and answer on this issue.

 

Over the past years, the relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union were supposed to see a rise in their quality, in the context of the Eastern Partnership Initiative of the EU. At parliamentary level, the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly was supposed to bring us closer. It is unfortunate, therefore, to see that the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, is adopting a biased attitude against Azerbaijan. It casts a shadow over the whole EP.

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Appeal of Elkhan Suleymanov, MP of Azerbaijan to the President of the Parliament of Europe

Mr. Martin Schulz

President of the European Parliament

 

Dear Mr. President,

 

I am grateful to you for your response to my letter dated September 2, 2014 calling on the world community to take urgent political, diplomatic, military and other measures in order to overcome terror acts, different kinds of violence and vandalism acts in Iraq and Syria, and other parts of the world.

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Azerbaijani MP accuses EU – Interview

“The meeting mostly saw hard points between me and 6 members of Armenian delegation”

 

Chairman of Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA, Elkhan Suleymanov’s interview toAPA

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Elkhan Suleymanov: New approach on so-called political prisoners issue will open the eyes of Europe

Madrid, 30 October: Two very sensitive issues directly related to Azerbaijan were discussed in the PACE’s Legal Affairs Committee, meeting in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. A hearing, followed by questions and debates, was held on the revised introductory memorandum on “How to prevent inappropriate restrictions on NGO activities in Europe” prepared by Rapporteur Yves Cruchten, Socialist MP from Luxemburg. An important part of this document heavily attacked Azerbaijan, but was based on wrong facts, and jumped to biased conclusions.

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Azerbaijani MPs to visit Madrid

A delegation of Azerbaijani parliamentarians will embark on a visit to Madrid that will see them attend a meeting of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) from October 28-November 1.

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MP Elkhan Suleymanov sends protest letter to European People?s Party

Chairman of Azerbaijani Delegation to Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Elkhan Suleymanov has sent a letter of protest to the European People’s Party and the Group of EPP in the Parliamentary Assembly regarding EPP member, MEP Mr. Frank Engel’s behaviour and statements.

 

The letter was sent Chairman, European People’s Party Mr. Joseph Daul, Secretary General, European People’s Party Mr. Antonio López-Istúriz, Chairman, EPP Group in the European Parliament Mr. Manfred Weber and Secretary-General, EPP Group in the European Parliament Mr. Martin Kamp.

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