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Human Rights Organizations Monitoring Group prepares new political prisoner list

09 August 2006 [13:37] - TODAY.AZ
The working group composed of representatives of authorities and human rights defenders will meet in September this year.

The Working Group member, Head of Women's Rights Defense Center named after D. Aliyeva Novella Jafaroglu told the discussions will focus on issues concerning pardon and amnesty as well as the situation on human rights in Azerbaijan.

The human rights activist also said the political prisoner problem has not been solved completely in the country adding human rights defenders are working on a new political prisoner list, APA reports.

The list compiled by the Human Rights Organizations Monitoring Group includes fifty political prisoners. Jafaroglu said former officials arrested for attempt to coup d’etat are not in the new list.

"There is no verdict on the ex-ministers. However, their names are in the potential political prisoner list," she said.


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