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Amendment No. 2 | 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 4, insert the following paragraph:

"Whilst the vast majority or the persons on the original list of 716 alleged political prisoners assessed by the Independent Experts is no longer in prison, several cases are still not resolved, including three in which the Independent Experts' conclusion was that they were indeed political prisoners."

Explanatory note

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

- this sentence merely recalls undisputable facts, as part of the recapitulation of the Council of Europe's and the Assembly previous work on the issue this report is intended to "follow-up".