The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and the European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule released a statement on the sentencing of Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu on charges of staging riots in Ismayili, Azerbaijan.

Spokepersons of the two EU Officials said on 20 March:  "The High Representative and the Commissioner have learned with concern that opposition politicians Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu have been sentenced to long terms in prison by t...

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