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Amendment No. 3 | 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 6, insert the following paragraph:

"In yet another group of cases, persons are still in prison, who were convicted as lowly accessories in illegal acts whose organisers and leaders have long been set free after they had been recognised as political prisoners by the Independent Experts. Some of these cases had inadvertently not been brought to the attention of the Independent Experts; others were arrested only after the completion of the Experts' work."

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".