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The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

Expand Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev (L) arrives for a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on February 6, 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Francois Lenoir The European Parliament, the EU’s elected representatives, have made clear they will not ratify a deal with Azerbaijan unless it improves it’s human rights record. The European Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed. The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 4 July,…

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