Christoph Strässer

17.01.2012

Hearing on the situation of political prisoners

Christoph Strässer, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Rapporteur on "Revisiting the issue of political prisoners" has still not been invited to visit Azerbaijan. On 9 December 2011, Rapporteur Christoph Strässer presented the Azerbaijani delegation to the Council of Europe with a list of names of about 70 alleged political prisoners in Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani authorities now have the opportunity to comment on these cases. A hearing on the mandate will take place during the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe at the end of January. Representatives of non-governmental organizations, civil society and state authorities in Azerbaijan are invited to attend.