Armenia: PACE monitors welcome the launch of reforms and call for concrete results

The Armenian authorities are acutely aware of the expectations of the population for change. It is therefore important that the reforms being formulated lead to concrete and tangible results, said the co-rapporteurs. More

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political prisoners

Sunna Aevarsdóttir, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be political prisoners. More

PACE monitors to visit Armenia

Yuliya Lovochkina and Andrej Šircelj, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, will make a fact-finding visit to Yerevan from 12 to 14 March. More

Azerbaijan monitors welcome the release of Mehman Huseynov

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by the PACE, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach, have welcomed the release of Azerbaijani journalist and human rights activist Mehman Huseynov. More

PACE monitors express concern at resignations of Albanian MPs

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Albania by the PACE, Andrej Hunko and Joseph O’Reilly, have expressed concern at the resignation of opposition MPs from their parliamentary mandates. More

Russia monitors express concern at sentencing of Jehovah’s Witness for ‘extremism’

Telmo Correia and Angela Smith have expressed concern at the conviction and sentencing to six years imprisonment of Dennis Christensen for “organising the activity of an extremist organisation” on the grounds that he is a Jehovah’s Witness. More