US welcomes Azerbaijani court's decision to release Ilgar Mammadov

Thu 16 August 2018 05:12 GMT | 09:12 Local Time

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The United States welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Court of Appeal to release the leader of the REAL movement Ilgar Mammadov in Azerbaijan, State Department`s spokeperson Heather Nauert said in a message Aug. 15.

News that the Shaki Court of Appeal in Azerbaijan on Aug. 13 ordered to release Ilgar Mammadov after more than five years in prison is to be welcomed, said in a statement.

The Shaki Court of Appeal considered the complaint of Ilgar Mammadov, who was in prison. At the trial under the chairmanship of Judge Gunduz Abbasov, the complaint was granted, the decision of the Shaki Court for Heinous Crimes was changed and the remaining part of the sentence was replaced by a conditional release without the right to leave Azerbaijan.

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