PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs meet with human rights defenders

Baku: The co-rapporteurs of PACE Monitoring Committee on Azerbaijan Pedro Agramunt and Tadeusz Iwinski met with human rights defenders Saida Gojamanli, Novella Jafaroghlu, Seadet Benenyarli, Hafiz Hasanov, Rena Safaraliyeva, Samir Kazimli and NIDA member Turgut Gambar.

Human rights defender Gojamanli told APA that they discussed the state of civil society in Azerbaijan. They were informed about the activity of the Joint Working Group on Human Rights that was resumed on the initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland and about the pardon decree signed by the Azerbaijani President in December last year.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY