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Amendment No. 1 | Doc. 13079 | 21 January 2013

The follow-up to the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Signatories: Mr Michael McNAMARA, Ireland, SOC ; Mr Jean-Pierre MICHEL, France, SOC ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Mr Björn von SYDOW, Sweden, SOC ; Lord John E. TOMLINSON, United Kingdom, SOC

Origin - 2013 - First part-session

In the draft resolution, after paragraph 3, insert the following paragraph:

"It regrets that the Azerbaijani authorities prevented the Rapporteur from carrying out a fact-finding visit to Azerbaidjan, which had been duly authorised by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights."

Explanatory note

- to bring back a paragraph lost in the voting paragraph by paragraph in the committee meeting in June;

- the Assembly would undermine its own credibility, if it would not "regret" that its Rapporteur was prevented by the Azerbaijani authorities to carry out his duly authorised fact-finding visit.